Represent and Tell


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Represent verb – Bring forward and present to the mind.
Usage example: We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason

Tell and represent are semantically related in think topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Represent".
Synonyms for Represent


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Represent and tell are semantically related in think topic. Sometimes you can use "Represent" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as communicate.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

person represent person tell person
character represent character tell character
people represent people tell people
family represent family tell family
Other nouns: future, way, characters, world, side, version, anyone, player, feelings.

Both words in one sentence

  • The factions do represent traditional civilizations, and the leaders are a blatant tell.
  • Series / Better Call Saul She will be grateful to Jimmy and impressed by his skill as a lawyer and will then tell her husband to hire Jimmy to represent him in his embezzlement case.
  • Manhwa / Flight Highschool The aircraft drawn on the characters' backs are often accurate enough to tell which variant of the aircraft they represent.
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