Synonyms of present


1. present, nowadays, time

usage: the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"

2. present, gift

usage: something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife"

3. present, present tense, tense

usage: a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking


1. show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate, show

usage: give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"

2. present, represent, lay out, state, say, tell

usage: bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"

3. stage, present, represent, re-create

usage: perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"

4. present, submit, give

usage: hand over formally

5. present, pose, constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be

usage: introduce; "This poses an interesting question"

6. award, present, allocate, apportion

usage: give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"

7. give, gift, present

usage: give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"

8. deliver, present, talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise

usage: deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"

9. introduce, present, acquaint, inform

usage: cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"

10. portray, present, represent, interpret

usage: represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"

11. confront, face, present

usage: present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"

12. present, introduce, present, acquaint

usage: formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.

13. salute, present, greet, recognize, recognise

usage: recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"


1. present(prenominal) (vs. future) (vs. past), existing, immediate, instant, inst, latter-day

usage: temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"

2. present (vs. absent), attendant, ever-present, existing, here(predicate), naturally occurring, omnipresent, ubiquitous

usage: being or existing in a specified place; "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"

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Definition and meaning of present (Dictionary)