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present

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2 being within the confines of a specified place

  • all of you are required to be present for every meeting
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at hand, in attendance, on hand

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present

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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

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something given to someone without expectation of a return

  • an impressive array of presents for the bride and groom
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present

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1 to bring before the public in performance or exhibition

  • we will present a performance of Our Town tomorrow evening
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come out with

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 of

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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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