Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
represent /,repri'zent/
  • ngoại động từ
    • tiêu biểu cho, tượng trưng cho; tương ứng với
      • he represents the best traditions of his country: ông ta tiêu biểu cho truyền thống tốt đẹp nhất của đất nước
    • thay mặt, đại diện
      • to represent the people: đại diện cho nhân dân
    • miêu tả, hình dung
      • this picture represents the Nghe Tinh Soviets insurrection: bức tranh này miêu tả cuộc khởi nghĩa Xô viết Nghệ Tĩnh
    • đóng (một vai kịch); diễn (một vở kịch)
    • cho là
      • to represent oneself as a write: tự cho mình là một nhà văn
Concise Dictionary
+take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
+express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
+be representative or typical for
+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
+serve as a means of expressing something
+be characteristic of
+form or compose
+be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
+create an image or likeness of
+play a role or part
+perform (a play), especially on a stage
+describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
+point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance
+bring forward and present to the mind
+to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 substitute for, stand (in) for, replace, act for:
I have appointed her to represent me in all legal matters.
2 Often, represent oneself as. present (oneself), depict (oneself), put or set (oneself) forth, masquerade as, take (on) or assume the guise or role or part of, characterize as, impersonate, pretend to be, pose as, imitate, mimic:
He represents himself as a plumber in order to get into houses to rob them. His wife was represented to me as a social worker
3 describe, delineate, reproduce, report, assert, state, put or set forth, show, reflect, mirror, characterize, define, note, outline, sketch, depict, picture, portray, draw, paint; pretend:
What took place that fateful day is not as represented in Inspector Taylor's testimony
4 symbolize, stand for, typify, exemplify, embody, epitomize; illustrate:
He represents all that is good in the world today.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb
act / speak for sb
1 [VN] [often passive] to be a member of a group of people and act or speak on their behalf at an event, a meeting, etc: The competition attracted over 500 contestants representing 8 different countries. + Local businesses are well represented on the committee (= there are a lot of people from them on the committee). + The opening speech was by Bob Alan representing Amnesty International. + The President was represented at the ceremony by the Vice-President.
2 [VN] to act or speak officially for sb and defend their interests: The union represents over 200 000 teachers. + The association was formed to represent the interests of women artists. + Ms Dale is representing the defendant (= is his / her lawyer) in the case. + As an MP, it is my duty to represent my constituents.
be equal to
3 linking verb [V-N] (not used in the progressive tenses) to be sth
This contract represents 20% of the company's annual revenue. + This decision represents a significant departure from previous policy. + He got rid of anyone who represented a challenge to his authority. + The peace plan represents (= is the result of) weeks of negotiation. + These results represent a major breakthrough in Aids research.
be example of
4 [VN] [no passive] to be an example or expression of sth: a project representing all that is good in the community + Those comments do not represent the views of us all.
be symbol
5 [VN] (not used in the progressive tenses) to be a symbol of sth
Each colour on the chart represents a different department. + Wind direction is represented by arrows. + The artist uses doves to represent peace.
in picture
6 ~ sb/sth (as sb/sth) to show sb/sth, especially in a picture
Synonym: DEPICT
[VN] The carvings represent a hunting scene. + The Egyptian goddess is represented as a woman with cow's horns. + The map represents Italy in the 12th century. + The results are represented in fig.3 below. [also VN -ing]
7 [VN] ~ sb (as sth) (formal) to present or describe sb/sth in a particular way, especially when this may not be fair: The king is represented as a villain in the play. + The risks were represented as negligible.
make formal statement
8 ~ sth (to sb) (formal) to make a formal statement to sb in authority to make your opinions known or to protest: [VN] They represented their concerns to the authorities. [also V that]
Collocation Dictionary

1 be a member of a group


strongly, well
Local businesses are well represented on the committee.
| poorly | adequately | disproportionately
Women are disproportionately represented among welfare recipients.

2 act/speak officially for sb


The suspect must appear and may be legally represented.


choose sb to, elect sb to, select sb to
He was chosen to represent Scotland in three consecutive World Cup Finals.

3 show sth


Representing an image accurately requires a great many bytes of digital information.
| fairly | falsely | diagrammatically, graphically, schematically, visually
The data can be represented graphically in a line diagram.
| symbolically


be intended to
It is not clear what these symbols were intended to represent.
| purport to
The film purported to represent the lives of ordinary people.


The film represents women as victims.
| to
He admitted falsely representing to police officers that the car had been stolen.

Random quote: I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.: Oprah Winfrey

Latest queries: alley, intersection, materialism, wife, threshold, cat, oven, particle, hammer, swampy, appointment, internal, arise, endeavour, jaguar, term paper, muchness, federal bureau of investigation, regression, represent,

Updated: 14/03/2018: A new open-source Javascript engine/library named Howler has been employed to handle audiofile. Enjoy pronunciation!

Optional: 01/2018:Picture Dictionary

Updated: 05/06/2018:List of Academic Words

Updated: 03/2019: Learning by reading annotated text, reliable state of art and updated news