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verb [T]  us   /prɪˈzent/

present verb [T] (PROVIDE)

to give, show, provide, or make known: The mayor presented five firefighters with medals for saving people’s lives. Two clubs in the neighborhood present jazz on Thursdays. Dr. Gottlieb will present her research in a series of lectures this spring. If you present yourself, you go to someone or make yourself known to someone: Paul Groncki presented himself to the receptionist on the 41st floor. If something presents itself, it happens or takes place: An opportunity suddenly presented itself.

present verb [T] (CAUSE)

to cause something: Falling tax revenues present a problem for the city.

present verb [T] (INTRODUCE)

fml to introduce a person: I’m pleased to present my son, Charles.
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