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present

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of present

  1. 1 existing or in progress right now I am very busy at the present moment Synonyms of present current, extant, immediate, instant, ongoing, present-day Words Related to present contemporary, mod, modern, modernistic, new, newfangled, new-fashioned, recent, red-hot, space-age, supermodern, ultramodern, up-to-date; being, breathing, existent, existing, living Near Antonyms of present coming, future, unborn; completed, concluded, done, ended, finished, over, terminated, through, up; ancient, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, dated, fusty, musty, noncontemporary, obsolete, old, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outworn, passé; ago, bygone, erstwhile, former, past

  2. 2 being within the confines of a specified place all of you are required to be present for every meeting Synonyms of present attending, in Words Related to present accompanying, observing, participating; available; abounding; latent; breathing, existent, existing, extant, live Phrases at hand, in attendance, on hand Near Antonyms of present departed, gone, retired; nonexistent; AWOL, truant; dead, deceased, defunct, demised; lost, vanished; belated, delayed, delinquent, late, overdue, tardy Antonyms of present absent, away, missing, out


present

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of present

  1. the time currently existing or in progress I cannot talk to you at present, but perhaps in a few minutes Synonyms of 1present here and now, moment, now, today Words Related to 1present phase, stage, state Near Antonyms of 1present history, past, yesterday, yesteryear, yore; by-and-by, future, futurity, hereafter, offing, tomorrow


present

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of present

  1. something given to someone without expectation of a return an impressive array of presents for the bride and groom Synonyms of 2present bestowal, comp, donation, donative, fairing [British], freebie (or freebee), giveaway, handsel, lagniappe, largesse (also largess), present, presentationWords Related to 2present alms, benefaction, beneficence, benevolence, charity, contribution, dole, handout, oblation, offering, philanthropy, tithe; box [British], care package, foy [chiefly Scottish]; grant, subsidy; remembrance, tribute, valentine; bonus, boon, windfall; courtesy, favor, generosity, sacrifice; gratuity, propine [Scottish], tip; award, prize, reward; dowry; bequest, legacyNear Antonyms of 2present advance, loan; bribe, douceur, peace offering, sop


present

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of present

  1. 1 to bring before the public in performance or exhibition we will present a performance of Our Town tomorrow evening Synonyms of present carry, give, mount, offer, stage Words Related to present display, exhibit, expose, parade, show, show off, unveil; preview; act, impersonate, perform, play, portray; depict, dramatize, enact, render, represent; extend, proffer, tender Phrases come out with

  2. 2 to make (one person) known (to another) socially may I present my niece Sarah? Synonyms of present acquaint, introduceWords Related to present address, greet, hail, meet; reacquaint, reintroduce

  3. 3 to make a present of the company presented a gold watch to him on the occasion of his retirement Synonyms of present bestow, contribute, donate, give away, give, volunteerWords Related to present chip in, kick in, pitch in, throw in; award, confer, endow, endue (or indue), render; afford, comp, furnish, provide; lavish, regale; aid, assist, benefit, help; administer, dish out, dispense, dole out, hand out, impart, issue, mete (out); extend, fork (over, out, or up), offer, pay, proffer, pungle (up), put up, tender; sacrificeNear Antonyms of present hold, keep, pocket, retain, withhold; preserve, save; advance, lend, loan; sell

Synonym Discussion of present

give, present, donate, bestow, confer, afford mean to convey to another as a possession. give, the general term, is applicable to any passing over of anything by any means.
    • give alms
    • gave her a ride on a pony
    • give my love to your mother
present carries a note of formality and ceremony.
    • present an award
donate is likely to imply a publicized giving (as to charity).
    • donate a piano to the orphanage
bestow implies the conveying of something as a gift and may suggest condescension on the part of the giver.
    • bestow unwanted advice
confer implies a gracious giving (as of a favor or honor).
    • confer an honorary degree
afford implies a giving or bestowing usually as a natural or legitimate consequence of the character of the giver.
    • the trees afford shade
    • a development that affords us some hope


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