present verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “present” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [T]
GIVE B2 to give something to someone, often at a formal ceremony: to present a prize They presented her with a bouquet.Giving, providing and supplying
INFORMATION B2 to give people information in a formal way: He presented the report to his colleagues.Giving, providing and supplying
present a danger/threat/problem, etc to cause a danger/threat/problem, etc: The final exam may present some problems.Causing difficulties for oneself or others
TV/RADIO UK ( US host) B2 to introduce a television or radio programme: He presents a weekly sports quiz.Broadcasting in general
PLAY/FILM to show a new play or film: The school is presenting 'West Side Story' this term.Broadcasting in general
INTRODUCE to introduce someone formally: May I present my daughters?Meeting peopleOfficial meetingsWelcoming, greeting and greetings
OPPORTUNITY If an opportunity presents itself, it becomes possible: I'd be happy to go to New York, if the opportunity presented itself.Opportunity Freedom to act
(Definition of present verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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