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present

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 4)

2 being within the confines of a specified place
  • all of you are required to be present for every meeting

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present

noun (1)

Synonyms & Antonyms of present (Entry 2 of 4)

the time currently existing or in progress
  • I cannot talk to you at present, but perhaps in a few minutes

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present

noun (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of present (Entry 3 of 4)

something given to someone without expectation of a return
  • an impressive array of presents for the bride and groom

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present

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of present (Entry 4 of 4)

1 to bring before the public in performance or exhibition
  • we will present a performance of Our Town tomorrow evening

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2 to make (one person) known (to another) socially
  • may I present my niece Sarah?

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3 to make a present of
  • the company presented a gold watch to him on the occasion of his retirement

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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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The first known use of present was in the 13th century

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“Present.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/present. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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