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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Re-present  \Re`-pre*sent"\  (r?`pr?-z?nt"),  v.  t. 
  To  present  again  as  to  re-present  the  points  of  an 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Represent  \Rep`re*sent"\  (r?p`r?-z?nt"),  v.  t.  [F.  repr?senter, 
  L.  repraesentare  repraesentatum  pref.  re-  re-  +  preesentare 
  to  place  before  present.  See  {Present},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  present  again  or  anew;  to  present  by  means  of  something 
  standing  in  the  place  of  to  exhibit  the  counterpart  or 
  image  of  to  typify. 
  Before  him  burn  Seven  lamps,  as  in  a  zodiac 
  representing  The  heavenly  fires.  --Milton. 
  2.  To  portray  by  pictoral  or  plastic  art;  to  delineate;  as 
  to  represent  a  landscape  in  a  picture,  a  horse  in  bronze, 
  and  the  like 
  3.  To  portray  by  mimicry  or  action  of  any  kind  to  act  the 
  part  or  character  of  to  personate;  as  to  represent 
  4.  To  stand  in  the  place  of  to  supply  the  place  perform  the 
  duties,  exercise  the  rights,  or  receive  the  share,  of  to 
  speak  and  act  with  authority  in  behalf  of  to  act  the  part 
  of  (another);  as  an  heir  represents  his  ancestor;  an 
  attorney  represents  his  client  in  court;  a  member  of 
  Congress  represents  his  district  in  Congress. 
  5.  To  exhibit  to  another  mind  in  language;  to  show  to  give 
  one's  own  impressions  and  judgement  of  to  bring  before 
  the  mind;  to  set  forth;  sometimes  to  give  an  account  of 
  to  describe. 
  He  represented  Rizzio's  credit  with  the  queen  to  be 
  the  chief  and  only  obstacle  to  his  success  in  that 
  demand.  --Robertson. 
  This  bank  is  thought  the  greatest  load  on  the 
  Genoese,  and  the  managers  of  it  have  been 
  represented  as  a  second  kind  of  senate.  --Addison. 
  6.  To  serve  as  a  sign  or  symbol  of  as  mathematical  symbols 
  represent  quantities  or  relations;  words  represent  ideas 
  or  things 
  7.  To  bring  a  sensation  of  into  the  mind  or  sensorium;  to 
  cause  to  be  known  felt,  or  apprehended;  to  present. 
  Among  these  Fancy  next  Her  office  holds  of  all 
  external  things  Which  he  five  watchful  senses 
  represent,  She  forms  imaginations,  aery  shapes. 
  8.  (Metaph.)  To  form  or  image  again  in  consciousness,  as  an 
  object  of  cognition  or  apprehension  (something  which  was 
  originally  apprehended  by  direct  presentation).  See 
  {Presentative},  3. 
  The  general  capability  of  knowledge  necessarily 
  requires  that  besides  the  power  of  evoking  out  of 
  unconsciousness  one  portion  of  our  retained 
  knowledge  in  preference  to  another,  we  posses  the 
  faculty  of  representing  in  consciousness  what  is 
  thus  evoked  .  .  .  This  representative  Faculty  is 
  Imagination  or  Phantasy.  --Sir.  W. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  take  the  place  of  [syn:  {stand  for},  {correspond}] 
  2:  express  indirectly;  be  a  symbol  of  "What  does  the  Statue  of 
  Liberty  symbolize?"  [syn:  {symbolize},  {stand  for}] 
  3:  be  representative  or  typical  for  "This  period  is 
  represented  by  Beethoven" 
  4:  be  a  delegate  for  represent  somebody's  interest,  as  of 
  politicians  and  office  holders  representing  their 
  constituents,  or  of  a  tenant  representing  other  tenants  in 
  a  housing  dispute;  "I  represent  the  silent  majority" 
  5:  serve  as  a  means  of  expressing  something 
  6:  be  characteristic  of:  "This  compositional  style  is 
  exemplified  by  this  fugue"  [syn:  {exemplify},  {typify}] 
  7:  form  or  compose;  "This  money  is  my  only  income";  "The  stone 
  wall  was  the  backdrop  for  the  performance";  "These 
  constitute  my  entire  belonging";  "The  children  made  up  the 
  chorus";  "This  sum  represents  my  entire  income  for  a 
  year";  "These  few  men  comprise  his  entire  army"  [syn:  {constitute}, 
  {make  up},  {comprise},  {be}] 
  8:  be  the  defense  counsel  for  someone  in  a  trial  [syn:  {defend}] 
  [ant:  {prosecute}] 
  9:  create  an  image  or  likeness  of  [syn:  {interpret}] 
  10:  play  a  role  or  part  "Gielgud  played  Hamlet";  "She  wants  to 
  act  Lady  Macbeth  but  she  is  too  young  for  the  role" 
  [syn:  {act},  {play}] 
  11:  to  establish  a  mapping  (of  mathematical  elements  or  sets) 
  [syn:  {map}] 

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