Definition of represent
- a book which represents the character of early America
- the flag represents our country
- a movie hero who represents the ideals of the culture
- athletes represented by top lawyers and agents
- represents himself as a friend
He represented his company at the meeting.
She hired an agent to represent her in the contract negotiations.
Senator Smith represents the state of Connecticut.
The company is represented by a local law firm.
She represented the United States in figure skating at the Olympics.
The court's decision represents a victory for small businesses.
The new prices represent a substantial increase over last year's prices.
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: to act or speak officially for (someone or something)
: to have a government position in which you speak or act for (a particular group, state, etc.)
: to speak or act for (someone or something) in a court of law
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