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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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