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represent

verb  /ˌrep·rɪˈzent/ us  

represent verb (ACT FOR)

[T] to speak, act, or be present officially for a person or group: His law firm is representing a dozen of the families involved in that disaster.

represent verb (DESCRIBE)

[T] to show or describe something, or to be a sign or symbol of something: The memorial represents the sacrifice of men and women who gave their lives in war.

represent verb (BE)

[L] to be the result of something, or to be something: This represents years of work. China and India represent 40% of the world’s population.
representation
noun [U]  /ˌrep·rɪ·zenˈteɪ·ʃən, -zən-/ us  
People too poor to pay for legal representation get a public defender.
(Definition of represent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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