HyperDic: representative

English > 7 senses of the word representative:
NOUNperson representativea person who represents others
person representative, spokesperson, interpreter, voicean advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
person representative, congressman, congresswomana member of the United States House of Representatives
cognitionrepresentative, example, illustration, instancean item of information that is typical of a class or group
ADJECTIVEallrepresentativeserving to represent or typify
allrepresentativestanding for something else
allrepresentativebeing or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives
representative > pronunciation
Soundsreh.prahzeh'nahtihv; reh.prahzeh'ntahtihv; reh.prihzeh'nahtihv; reh.prihzeh'ntahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > representative: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningServing to represent or typify.
Examples
  • "representative moviegoers"
  • "a representative modern play"
BroadertypicalExhibiting the qualities or characteristics / characteristics that identify a group or kind or category / category
Spanishrepresentante, representativo
Catalanrepresentatiu
Verbsrepresentbe representative or typical for
English > representative: 7 senses > adjective 2
Meaningstanding for something else.
Example"the bald eagle is representative of the United States"
Narrowerallegorical, allegoricUsed in or characteristic of or containing allegory
emblematic, emblematical, symbolic, symbolicalServing as a visible symbol for something abstract
Oppositenonrepresentative, unsymbolicnot standing for something else
Spanishrepresentativo
Catalanrepresentatiu
Verbsrepresentserve as a means of expressing something
representexpress indirectly by an image, form, or model
English > representative: 7 senses > adjective 3
MeaningBeing or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives.
Example"representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people"
BroaderdemocraticCharacterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy / democracy or social equality
Verbsrepresentbe a delegate or spokesperson for
English > representative: 7 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who represents others.
NarroweragentA representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
aldermanA member of a municipal / municipal legislative body (as a city council)
assemblymansomeone who is a member of a legislative assembly
assemblywomanA woman assemblyman
contact, middlemanA person who is in a position to give you special assistance
delegateA person appointed or elected to represent others
emissary, envoysomeone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
head of state, chief of stateThe chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
personal representativeA person who manages the affairs of another
resident commissionerThe representative of Puerto Rico in the United States House of Representatives
union representativeA representative for a labor union
Broadernegotiator, negotiant, treatersomeone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)
Spanishrepresentante
Catalanrepresentant
English > representative: 7 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose.
Synonymsspokesperson, interpreter, voice
NarrowerambassadorAn informal representative
flak catcher, flak, flack catcher, flackA slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
mouthpiece, mouthA spokesperson (as a lawyer)
spokesmanA male spokesperson
spokeswomanA female spokesperson
traveling salesman, travelling salesman, commercial traveler, commercial traveller, roadman, bagmanA salesman who travels to call on customers
Broaderadvocate, advocator, proponent, exponentA person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
Spanishintérprete, portavoz, representante, voz
Catalanportaveu, representant
English > representative: 7 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA member of the United States House of Representatives.
Synonymscongressman, congresswoman
Narrowerrepinformal abbreviation of 'representative'
Broaderlegislatorsomeone who makes or enacts laws
Spanishcongresista
Catalancongressista
English > representative: 7 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningAn item of information that is typical of a class or group.
Synonymsexample, illustration, instance
Narrowerapology, excuseA poor example
exceptionAn instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization
precedent, case in pointAn example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
quintessenceThe most typical example or representative of a type
sampleA small part of something intended as representative of the whole / whole
specimenAn example regarded as typical of its class
Broaderinformationknowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
Spanishejemplo
Catalanexemple

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