as in to characterize
to point out the chief quality or qualities of an individual or group the writer of the magazine article represented the students at the academy as a bunch of spoiled brats

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as in to depict
to present a picture of a painting representing the ocean at sunrise

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as in to symbolize
to serve as a material counterpart of this orange represents the sun and this pea represents the Earth

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“Represent.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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