Definition of "Represent" :
verb: to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
verb: bring forward and present to the mind
"We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason."
verb: point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance
"Our parents represented to us the need for more caution."
verb: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
verb: describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
"He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel."
verb: serve as a means of expressing something
"The flower represents a young girl."
verb: create an image or likeness of
"The painter represented his wife as a young girl."
verb: perform (a play), especially on a stage
verb: play a role or part
verb: be a delegate or spokesperson for; represent somebody's interest or be a proxy or substitute for, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute
"I represent the silent majority."
verb: be representative or typical for
"This period is represented by Beethoven."
verb: be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
"Ms. Smith will represent the defendant."
verb: form or compose
"This sum represents my entire income for a year."
verb: take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
verb: be characteristic of