represent etymology

English word represent comes from Latin praesento (I present, exhibit or show.)

Detailed word origin of represent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
praesento Latin (lat) I present, exhibit or show.
repraesentare Latin (lat)
représenter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
represent English (eng) (intransitive) (AAVE) To constitute a good example or symbol of a group of people; to acquit oneself well.. (politics, transitive) To act as a representative of (a country, state, district etc.). (sports, transitive) To participate as a team member. (transitive) To bring a certain sensation of into the mind; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.. (transitive) To constitute, [...]

Words with the same origin as represent

Descendants of praesento
present presentation