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  1. pre·sent
    IPA[prəˈzent]
  2. verb

    • 1. give or award formally or ceremonially:

      a celebrity will present the prizes a top executive will present an award to employees who built the F-150
      Synonym : hand over, give, give out, dispense, hand out, confer, bestow, award, grant, donate, gift, accord, extend, entrust, furnish
    • 2. give someone (a gift or award) in a formal or ceremonial way:

      my students presented me with some flowers
    • 3. show or offer (something) for others to scrutinize or consider:

      he stopped and presented his passport
      Synonym : submit, set forth, put forward, put up, proffer, offer, show, tender, advance, propose, propound, suggest, venture, bring up, broach, moot, air, ventilate, register, lay, lodge, introduce, move, volunteer, table
    • 4. formally deliver (a check or bill) for acceptance or payment:

      a check presented by Mr. Jackson was returned by the bank
    • 5. bring (a complaint, petition, or evidence) formally to the notice of a court:

      the psychological evidence was presented in court
    • 6. formally introduce (someone) to someone else:

      may I present my wife?
      Synonym : introduce, make known, acquaint someone with, make acquainted with
    • 7. appear formally before other people:

      he failed to present himself in court
    • 8. (of an opportunity or idea) occur and be available for use or exploitation:

      when a favorable opportunity presented itself he would submit his proposition
    • 9. introduce or announce the various items of (a broadcast show) as a participant:

      the Late Show was presented by Cynthia Rose
      Synonym : host, introduce, announce, anchor, be the presenter of, compère, emcee
    • 10. (of a company or producer) put (a show or exhibition) before the public.

      Synonym : demonstrate, show, put on show/display/view, exhibit, display, introduce, launch, unveil, parade, flaunt, stage, put on, put before the public, produce, mount, organize, perform, render, act
    • 11. exhibit (a particular state or appearance) to others:

      the EU presented a united front over the crisis
    • 12. be the cause of (a problem or difficulty):

      this should not present much difficulty
    • 13. represent (someone or something) to others in a particular way:

      he presented himself as a hardworking man
    • 14. exhibit the outward or physical appearance of a specified gender:

      at that time she was presenting as male and was hired with a traditionally male first name
    • 15. (of a patient) come forward for or undergo initial medical examination for a particular condition or symptom:

      the patient presented with mild clinical encephalopathy
    • 16. (of an illness) manifest itself.

    • 17. (of a part of a fetus) be directed toward the cervix during labor.

    • 18. hold out or aim (a firearm) at something so as to be ready to fire:

      they were to present their rifles, take aim, and fire
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: present, 3rd person present: presents, gerund or present participle: presenting, past tense: presented, past participle: presented

    • adjective

      in a particular place:

      existing or occurring in a place or thing:

    • noun

      the period of time now occurring:

      a present tense:

    • noun

      a thing given to someone as a gift:
    • verb

      give or award formally or ceremonially:

      give someone (a gift or award) in a formal or ceremonial way:

    • noun

      the position of a firearm when aimed or held ready to be aimed, especially the position from which a rifle is fired.
    • adjective

      in a particular place:

      existing or occurring in a place or thing:

    • noun

      the period of time now occurring:

      a present tense:

    • noun

      a thing given to someone as a gift:
    • verb

      present (something) again, especially for further consideration or in an altered form:

      present (a check or bill) again for payment.

    • now
    • (usually as a command) hold a rifle vertically in front of the body as a salute
    • noun

      the value in the present of a sum of money, in contrast to some future value it will have when it has been invested at compound interest:
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