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Overview of noun present

1. present, nowadays -- (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 -- (something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife")

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

Overview of verb present

1. show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate -- (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 -- (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 -- (perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'")

4. present, submit -- (hand over formally)

5. present, pose -- (introduce; "This poses an interesting question")

6. award, present -- (give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation")

7. give, gift, present -- (give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?")

8. deliver, present -- (deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students")

9. introduce, present, acquaint -- (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 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 -- (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 -- (formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.)

13. salute, present -- (recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute")

Overview of adj present

1. present -- (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 -- (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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