[v] to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
[v] bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
[v] point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance; "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
[v] express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
[v] describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality; "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"
[v] serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl"
[v] create an image or likeness of, in art
[v] perform (a play), esp. on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
[v] play a role or part; "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"
[v] 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; "I represent the silent majority"; "This actor is a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association"
[v] be representative or typical for; "This period is represented by Beethoven"
[v] be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
[v] form or compose; "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"
[v] take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to; "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin"
[v] be characteristic of; "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"
act, be, comprise, constitute, correspond, defend, exemplify, interpret, lay out, make up, map, play, present, stage, stand for, stand for, symbolise, symbolize, typify