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; "I represent the silent majority"
be representative or typical for; "This period is represented by Beethoven"
be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; "Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
form or compose;
take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to; "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin"
be characteristic of; "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"
to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstr