GIVE › to give something to someone, often at a formal ceremony: to present a prize They presented her with a bouquet.
INFORMATION › to give people information in a formal way: He presented the report to his colleagues.
present a danger/threat/problem, etc › to cause a danger/threat/problem, etc: The final exam may present some problems.
TV/RADIO UK (US host) › to introduce a television or radio programme: He presents a weekly sports quiz.
PLAY/FILM › to show a new play or film: The school is presenting 'West Side Story' this term.
INTRODUCE › to introduce someone formally: May I present my daughters?
OPPORTUNITY › If an opportunity presents itself, it becomes possible: I'd be happy to go to New York, if the opportunity presented itself.