(Irregular preterit, past participle: read).
1. To interpret something that is written or printed.
2. To look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed.
3. To indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; SYN. register, show, record.
4. To hear and understand.
5. To interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, the sky, etc.; also of human behavior.
6. To have or contain a certain wording or form; SYN. say.
7. To obtain data from magnetic tapes; SYN. scan.
1. To deliver or hand down (said of a verdict), by a jury; SYN. deliver, return.
2. To cause to become
3. To give back; SYN. return.
4. To give or supply; SYN. yield, return, give, generate.
5. To present formally; SYN. submit.
ETYM French représenter, Latin repraesentare, repraesentatum; pref. re- re- + praesentare to place before, present. Related to Present. re-present, re present.
1. To create an image or likeness of; SYN. interpret.
2. To serve as a means of expressing something.
3. To take the place of; SYN. stand for, correspond.
4. To be representative or typical for.
5. To be a delegate for; represent somebody's interest, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute.
ETYM Written also shew.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: showed; or p.p.: shown).
1. To be or become visible or noticeable; SYN. show up.
2. To give evidence of, as of records.
3. To make visible or noticeable.
4. To show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; SYN. demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate.