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English adjective: present

1. present temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration


SamplesThe present leader.
Articles for present use.
The present topic.
The present system.
Present observations.


Similarexisting, immediate, inst, instant, latter-day


Attributetiming


Antonymsfuture, past

2. present being or existing in a specified place


SamplesThe murderer is present in this room.
Present at the wedding.
Present at the creation.


Similarattendant, ever-present, existing, here, naturally occurring, omnipresent, ubiquitous


Attributepresence


Antonymsabsent


English noun: present

1. present (time) the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech


SamplesThat is enough for the present.
He lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow.


Synonymsnowadays


Broader (hypernym)time


Narrower (hyponym)date, here and now, moment, nonce, now, present moment, time being, today, tonight

2. present (possession) something presented as a gift


SamplesHis tie was a present from his wife.


Broader (hypernym)gift


Narrower (hyponym)birthday gift, birthday present, Christmas gift, Christmas present, wedding gift, wedding present

3. present (communication) a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking


Synonymspresent tense


Broader (hypernym)tense


Narrower (hyponym)historical present


English verb: present

1. present (perception) give an exhibition of to an interested audience


SamplesShe shows her dogs frequently.
We will demo the new software in Washington.


Synonymsdemo, demonstrate, exhibit, show


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)show


Narrower (hyponym)bring home

2. present (communication) bring forward and present to the mind


SamplesWe presented the arguments to him.
We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason.


Synonymslay out, represent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell


Narrower (hyponym)argue, argue, indicate, reason, spin

3. present (creation) perform (a play), especially on a stage


SamplesWe are going to stage `Othello'.


ExamplesDid he present his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymsrepresent, stage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)re-create


Narrower (hyponym)localise, localize, place, set


Domain categoryperforming arts

4. present (possession) hand over formally


Synonymssubmit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)bring in

5. present (stative) introduce


SamplesThis poses an interesting question.


Synonymspose


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be, comprise, constitute, make up, represent

6. present (possession) give, especially as an honor or reward


SamplesBestow honors and prizes at graduation.


Synonymsaward


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)allocate, apportion


Narrower (hyponym)bestow, certificate, confer

7. present (possession) give as a present; make a gift of


SamplesWhat will you give her for her birthday?.


Synonymsgift, give


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Narrower (hyponym)bequeath, bung, cede, deed over, deliver, distribute, donate, dower, endow, fee, give away, give out, give up, grant, hand out, leave, pass out, raffle, raffle off, render, submit, surrender, tender, tip, treat, will

8. present (communication) deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)


SamplesThe commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students.


Synonymsdeliver


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Narrower (hyponym)speechify

9. present (communication) cause to come to know personally


SamplesPermit me to acquaint you with my son.
Introduce the new neighbors to the community.


Synonymsacquaint, introduce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)inform


Narrower (hyponym)bring out, introduce, present, re-introduce, reintroduce


Verb groupacquaint, familiarise, familiarize

10. present (creation) represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture


SamplesThe father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting.


Synonymsportray


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interpret, represent


Narrower (hyponym)commend


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

11. present (communication) present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize


SamplesWe confronted him with the evidence.
He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions.
An enormous dilemma faces us.


Synonymsconfront, face


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Verb groupconfront, face, face up

12. present (communication) formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquaint, introduce, present

13. present (communication) recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position


SamplesWhen the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute.


Synonymssalute


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)greet, recognise, recognize


Entailgesticulate, gesture, motion









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