- vt. 代表；表现；描绘；回忆；再赠送
- vi. 代表；提出异议
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- represent:  English borrowed represent from Latin repraesentāre, which meant ‘present again, bring back’, hence ‘show’. It was a compound verb formed from the prefix re- ‘back, again’ and praesentāre, source of English present. The notion of ‘standing in the place of another’ is a post-classical development.
- represent (v.)
- late 14c., "to bring to mind by description," also "to symbolize, serve as a sign or symbol of; serve as the type or embodiment of;" from Old French representer "present, show, portray" (12c.), from Latin repraesentare "make present, set in view, show, exhibit, display," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + praesentare "to present," literally "to place before" (see present (v.)). Legislative sense is attested from 1650s. Related: Represented; representing.
- 1. The two politicians represent opposite poles of the political spectrum.
- 2. These proposals represent a realistic starting point for negotiation.
- 3. These 50,000 arrears cases represent a tiny fraction of all home owners.
- 4. The general secretary may represent the president at official ceremonies.
- 5. For many they clearly represent an alternative to run-of-the-mill estate cars.
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