- 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"
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- 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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