1. Take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to (synset 202705339)
    "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an `h' in Greek stands for an `s' in Latin"
  2. Express indirectly by an image, form, or model;
    Be a symbol (synset 200837915)
    "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
  3. Be representative or typical for (synset 202547618)
    "This period is represented by Beethoven"
  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 (synset 202547206)
    "I represent the silent majority"
  5. Serve as a means of expressing something (synset 200990060)
    "The flower represents a young girl"
  6. Be characteristic of (synset 202729608)
    "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"
  7. Form or compose (synset 202626667)
    "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"
  8. Be the defense counsel for someone in a trial (synset 202587760)
    "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
  9. Create an image or likeness of (synset 201690027)
    "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
  10. Play a role or part (synset 201723161)
    "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master"
  11. Perform (a play), especially on a stage (synset 201715304)
    "we are going to stage `Othello'"
  12. Describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality (synset 200989377)
    "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"
  13. Point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance (synset 200827108)
    "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
  14. Bring forward and present to the mind (synset 200775012)
    "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
  15. To establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets) (synset 200381369)

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