represent (Verb) — Take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to. ex. "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek represents an 's' in Latin"
represent (Verb) — Express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol. ex. "What does the Statue of Liberty represent?"
represent (Verb) — Be representative or typical for. ex. "This period is represented by Beethoven"
represent (Verb) — Be a delegate or spokesperson for; represent somebody's interest or be a proxy or substitute for, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute. ex. "I represent the silent majority"
represent (Verb) — Serve as a means of expressing something. ex. "The flower represents a young girl"
represent (Verb) — Be characteristic of. ex. "This compositional style is represented by this fugue"
represent (Verb) — Form or compose. ex. "This sum represents my entire income for a year"
represent (Verb) — Be the defence counsel for someone in a trial. ex. "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
represent (Verb) — (art) create an image or likeness of. ex. "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
represent (Verb) — (performing arts) Perform a role or part. ex. "She wants to represent Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"
represent (Verb) — (performing arts) perform (a play), especially on a stage. ex. "we are going to represent 'Othello'"
represent (Verb) — Describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality. ex. "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"
represent (Verb) — Point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance. ex. "our parents represented to us the need for more caution"
represent (Verb) — Tell or show, often with explanation and alternatives. ex. "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
represent (Verb) — To establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets).