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represent

verb (DESCRIBE)    /ˌrep.rɪˈzent/
C2 [T] to show or describe something or someone: [+ -ing verb] The statue represents St. George killing the dragon. This new report represents the current situation in our schools. He represents himself as an expert, but he knows nothing.Representation in art and in general B2 [T] to be a sign or symbol of something: To many people the Queen represents the former glory of Britain.Representation in art and in general
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