Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “represent”

represent

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌreprɪˈzent/
BE B2 to be equal to something: In practice the figure represents a 10% pay cut. The cancellation of the new road project represents a victory for protesters.Existing and being
SPEAK FOR to officially speak or do something for someone else because they have asked you to: The union represents over 200 employees.Replacing and exchanging
COMPETITION B2 to be the person from a country, school, etc that is in a competitionCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportCompetitions, and parts of competitions
SIGN B2 to be a sign or symbol of something: The crosses on the map represent churches.Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
SHOW to show someone or something in a particular wayRepresentation in art and in general
(Definition of represent from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “represent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

monster

any imaginary frightening creature, especially one that is large and strange

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More