Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REPRESENTS

I must be very sure that she is all she represents herself to be.

It represents a sort of nut, itself too bulky for a railway truck.

For ash, however, the actual character 'æ' represents the long vowel.

This represents as near 20 per mille of chlorine as possible.

The man who represents the law is the man who stands between me and all I desire on earth.

It represents a capitalization which may at once be turned to interest.

He represents them in the Whig interest, and in his character as a Whig.

Fashion, though in a strange way, represents all manly virtue.

The Senate summons the husband, and represents the case to him.

In some shape or other it represents to the Irish mind a tyranny.'

WORD ORIGIN

"to offer again," 1560s, from re- + present (v.). Related: Re-presented; re-presenting; re-presentation.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.