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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Present  \Pre*sent"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Presented};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Presenting}.]  [F.  pr['e]senter,  L.  praesentare  fr 
  praesens  a.  See  {Present},  a.] 
  1.  To  bring  or  introduce  into  the  presence  of  some  one 
  especially  of  a  superior;  to  introduce  formally;  to  offer 
  for  acquaintance;  as  to  present  an  envoy  to  the  king; 
  (with  the  reciprocal  pronoun)  to  come  into  the  presence  of 
  a  superior. 
  Now  there  was  a  day  when  the  sons  of  God  came  to 
  present  themselves  before  the  lord.  --Job  i.  6 
  2.  To  exhibit  or  offer  to  view  or  notice;  to  lay  before  one's 
  perception  or  cognizance;  to  set  forth;  to  present  a  fine 
  Lectorides's  memory  is  ever  .  .  .  presenting  him 
  with  the  thoughts  of  other  persons.  --I.  Watts. 
  3.  To  pass  over  esp.  in  a  ceremonious  manner;  to  give  in 
  charge  or  possession;  to  deliver;  to  make  over 
  So  ladies  in  romance  assist  their  knight,  Present 
  the  spear,  and  arm  him  for  the  fight.  --Pope. 
  4.  To  make  a  gift  of  to  bestow;  to  give  generally  in  a 
  formal  or  ceremonious  manner;  to  grant;  to  confer. 
  My  last  least  offering,  I  present  thee  now 
  5.  Hence:  To  endow;  to  bestow  a  gift  upon  to  favor,  as  with 
  a  donation;  also  to  court  by  gifts. 
  Octavia  presented  the  poet  for  him  admirable  elegy 
  on  her  son  Marcellus.  --Dryden. 
  6.  To  present;  to  personate.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  7.  In  specific  uses; 
  a  To  nominate  to  an  ecclesiastical  benefice;  to  offer  to 
  the  bishop  or  ordinary  as  a  candidate  for  institution. 
  The  patron  of  a  church  may  present  his  clerk  to 
  a  parsonage  or  vicarage;  that  is  may  offer  him 
  to  the  bishop  of  the  diocese  to  be  instituted. 
  b  To  nominate  for  support  at  a  public  school  or  other 
  institution  .  --Lamb. 
  c  To  lay  before  a  public  body,  or  an  official,  for 
  consideration,  as  before  a  legislature,  a  court  of 
  judicature,  a  corporation,  etc.;  as  to  present  a 
  memorial,  petition,  remonstrance,  or  indictment. 
  d  To  lay  before  a  court  as  an  object  of  inquiry;  to  give 
  notice  officially  of  as  a  crime  of  offence;  to  find 
  or  represent  judicially;  as  a  grand  jury  present 
  certain  offenses  or  nuisances,  or  whatever  they  think 
  to  be  public  injuries. 
  e  To  bring  an  indictment  against  .  [U.S] 
  f  To  aim  point,  or  direct,  as  a  weapon;  as  to  present 
  a  pistol  or  the  point  of  a  sword  to  the  breast  of 
  {Pesent  arms}  (Mil.),  the  command  in  response  to  which  the 
  gun  is  carried  perpendicularly  in  front  of  the  center  of 
  the  body,  and  held  there  with  the  left  hand  grasping  it  at 
  the  lower  band,  and  the  right  hand  grasping  the  small  of 
  the  stock,  in  token  of  respect,  as  in  saluting  a  superior 
  officer;  also  the  position  taken  at  such  a  command. 

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