а) изображать; представлять (в виде кого-л. / чего-л.)

Love is represented as a child with a flower. — Любовь изображена в виде ребёнка с цветком в руках.

This photograph represents my childhood. — По этой фотографии вы можете судить, какое у меня было детство.

б) представлять (в качестве кого-л.); показывать (в каком-л. свете); выдавать (за кого-л.)

Never represent yourself as perfect. — Никогда не пытайся внушить людям, что ты само совершенство.

present II 2.
в) означать; символизировать; олицетворять

She represented the ideal of American culture. — В ней воплощался идеал американской культуры.

What does that symbol represent? — Что означает этот символ?

г) (represent to) излагать, формулировать; объяснять, разъяснять (кому-л.)

How do you intend to represent your ideas to the committee? — Как вы намерены рассказать комитету о ваших идеях?

I represented to him that it would be dangerous to do what he suggested. — Я доказал ему, что опасно поступать так, как он предлагает.

д) исполнять роль (на сцене)
2) быть представителем, представлять (какое-л. лицо или организацию)

Our firm is represented in the USA by Mr. Smith. — Мистер Смит является представителем нашей фирмы в Соединённых Штатах.

She represented France in the Olympic Games. — Она представляла Францию на Олимпийских играх.

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  • represent — represent, depict, portray, delineate, picture, limn can mean to present an image or lifelike imitation of (as in art). Represent implies a placing before the mind as if real or as if living through the medium of one of the arts (as painting,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • represent as — index assume (simulate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • represent — ► VERB 1) be entitled or appointed to act and speak for. 2) be an elected member of a legislature for. 3) constitute; amount to. 4) be a specimen or example of; typify. 5) (be represented) be present to a particular degree. 6) portray in a… …   English terms dictionary

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