Translation of "represent" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˌrep.rɪˈzent/ us /ˌrep.rɪˈzent/

represent verb (ACT FOR)

C2 [ T ] to speak, act, or be present officially for another person or people

They chose a famous barrister to represent them in court. 他們選了一位著名律師為他們出庭辯護。
Union officials representing the teachers met the government today. 代表教師的工會幹事今天與政府官員會談。
I sent my husband to represent me at the funeral. 我請我丈夫代表我參加葬禮。
Women were well/poorly represented at the conference (= there were many/few present). 出席會議的女性很多/少。

[ T ] to be the Member of Parliament, or of Congress, etc. for a particular area

Ed Smythe represents Barnet. 斯邁思先生是巴尼特的代表。

formal to express or complain about something, to a person in authority

We represented our grievances/demands to the boss. 我們向老闆表達了我們的不滿/要求。

More examples

  • All the local churches were represented at the memorial service.
  • All the nations of the world will be represented at the conference.
  • A group of four teachers were delegated to represent the school at the union conference.
  • They purport to represent the wishes of the majority of parents at the school.
  • A friend of the victim was subpoenaed as a witness by lawyers representing the accused.

represent verb (DESCRIBE)

C2 [ T ] to show or describe something or someone

[ + -ing verb ] The statue represents St. George killing the dragon. 這座雕像展現的是聖喬治斬龍的故事。
This new report represents the current situation in our schools. 這份新的報告介紹了我們這裡的學校現狀。
He represents himself as an expert, but he knows nothing. 他自稱是個專家,可是他一竅不通。

B2 [ T ] to be a sign or symbol of something

To many people the White House represents the identity of the United States.

More examples

  • ¼ and 0.25 are different ways of representing the same fraction.
  • The wild cards are represented here by asterisks.
  • The decimal system represents numbers in terms of groups of ten.
  • Each number on the scale represents twice the speed of the preceding number.
  • Writers of realist novels try to represent life as it is.

represent verb (BE)

B2 [ L only + noun ] to be the result of something, or to be something

This book represents ten years of thought and research. 這本書是十年思考和研究的結晶。
The new offer represented an increase of 10 percent on the previous one. 新的報價比上一次報價高出10%。

More examples

  • The course represents excellent value for money.
  • This huge, unfinished building represents the last hurrah of the former regime.
  • The new price represents a saving of more than 40 percent.
  • This new policy represents a change of direction for the government.
  • Her father's blessing represented a bestowal of consent upon her marriage.

(Translation of “represent” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)