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English definition of “present”

present

verb [T]     /prɪˈzent/
to offer your thoughts , ideas , plans , etc., to others for them to consider : He will present a detailed explanation of the new sales campaign at the next meeting .
to give a bill , cheque , document , etc., to someone: Today a store scans your goods , and you simply present your credit card and sign your name .present sb with sth Organizers presented her with a check for $25,000.present sth to sb We presented our passports to the customs officer .
if someone or something presents a problem , opportunity , etc., they create it: The shake-out in bank shares may well have presented an opportunity for bargain hunters .be presented with sth He was presented with a tough choice .
(Definition of present verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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