1. Temporal sense;
    Intermediate between past and future;
    Now existing or happening or in consideration (synset 301735600)
    "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"
  2. Being or existing in a specified place (synset 301852337)
    "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"
  1. The period of time that is happening now;
    Any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech (synset 115144478)
    "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"
  2. Something presented as a gift (synset 113289865)
    "his tie was a present from his wife"
  3. A verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking (synset 106340727)
  1. Give an exhibition of to an interested audience (synset 202153218)
    "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
  2. Bring forward and present to the mind (synset 200775012)
    "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
  3. Perform (a play), especially on a stage (synset 201715304)
    "we are going to stage `Othello'"
  4. Hand over formally (synset 202267560)
  5. Introduce (synset 202728538)
    "This poses an interesting question"
  6. Give, especially as an honor or reward (synset 202266695)
    "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
  7. Give as a present;
    Make a gift of (synset 202205200)
    "What will you give her for her birthday?"
  8. Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea) (synset 200991634)
    "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
  9. Cause to come to know personally (synset 200902866)
    "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
  10. Represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture (synset 201692666)
    "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
  11. Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize (synset 201068455)
    "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"
  12. Formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc. (synset 200903414)
  13. Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation;
    Assume a prescribed position (synset 200901719)
    "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"

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