v. 代表; 象征; 维护…的利益; 相当于; 描绘; 正式提出
If someone such as a lawyer or a politician represents a person or group of people, they act on behalf of that person or group.
...the politicians we elect to represent us...
The offer has yet to be accepted by the lawyers representing the victims.
If you represent a person or group at an official event, you go there on their behalf.
The general secretary may represent the president at official ceremonies.
If you represent your country or town in a competition or sports event, you take part in it on behalf of the country or town where you live.
My only aim is to represent Britain at the Olympics.
If a group of people or things is well represented in a particular activity or in a particular place, a lot of them can be found there.
Women are already well represented in the area of TV drama...
In New Mexico all kinds of cuisines are represented.
If you say that something represents a change, achievement, or victory, you mean that it is a change, achievement, or victory.
The pieces on view are not grouped around any one theme, but rather represent superb examples from various periods...
These developments represented a major change in the established order.
If a sign or symbol represents something, it is accepted as meaning that thing.
...a black dot in the middle of the circle is supposed to represent the source of the radiation.
To represent an idea or quality means to be a symbol or an expression of that idea or quality.
We believe you represent everything British racing needs.
If you represent a person or thing as a particular thing, you describe them as being that thing.
The popular press tends to represent him as an environmental guru.
1. take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to;
2. express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol;
3. be representative or typical for;
4. be a delegate or spokesperson for; represent somebody's interest or be a proxy or substitute for, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute;
5. serve as a means of expressing something;
6. be characteristic of;
7. form or compose;
8. be the defense counsel for someone in a trial;
9. create an image or likeness of;
10. play a role or part;
11. perform (a play), especially on a stage;
12. describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality;
13. point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance;
14. bring forward and present to the mind;
15. to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
describe, represent, sketch, picture
mean, imply, indicate, represent, denote, signify, suggest
If you produce such tools, you will create objects that represent classes.
First, the much weaker exports represent a negative demand shock that is deflationary.
Members represent % of world economy economic activity and 80 % of trade.
Biotope aquariums represent the natural environments of ornamental fish.
Financial assets represent claims for future payment on other economic units.