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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
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