present

present pre‧sent [prɪˈzent] verb [transitive]
1. to make a speech introducing an idea, plan etc to be considered:

• a lack of evidence presented by prosecutors

present something to somebody

• The company has until July to restructure its debt and present an operating plan to its creditors.

2. to produce a document, such as a ticket or pass, for an official to check:

• When a shopper presents a supermarket ID card, the purchases can be linked to his or her name and address.

present something to somebody

• To receive care, every patient will need to present a health insurance card to the hospital or doctor.

3. if something presents an opportunity, advantage, problem etc, it creates it:

• With interest rates slightly above 8%, the securities present an attractive alternative to stocks.

• Microsoft's Windows presents the most formidable technical challenge ever to the Macintosh.

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present UK US /prɪˈzent/ verb [T]
to offer your thoughts, ideas, plans, etc., to others for them to consider: »

He will present a detailed explanation of the new sales campaign at the next meeting.

to give a bill, cheque, document, etc., to someone: »

Today a store scans your goods, and you simply present your credit card and sign your name.

present sb with sth »

Organizers presented her with a check for $25,000.

present sth to sb »

We presented our passports to the customs officer.

if someone or something presents a problem, opportunity, etc., they create it: »

The shake-out in bank shares may well have presented an opportunity for bargain hunters.

be presented with sth »

He was presented with a tough choice.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Present — Pres ent, a. [F. pr[ e]sent, L. praesens, entis, that is before one, in sight or at hand, p. p. of praeesse to be before; prae before + esse to be. See {Essence}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pres ent, n. [Cf. F. pr[ e]sent. See {Present}, a.] 1. Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present. [1913 Webster] Past and present, wound in one. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Law)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pre*sent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Presenting}.] [F. pr[ e]senter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See {Present}, a.] 1. To bring or introduce into the presence of some one, especially of a superior; to introduce… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pres ent, n. [F. pr[ e]sent .] Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present. [1913 Webster] Syn: Gift; donation; donative; benefaction. See {Gift}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pre*sent , n. (Mil.) The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pre*sent , v. i. (Med.) To appear at the mouth of the uterus so as to be perceptible to the finger in vaginal examination; said of a part of an infant during labor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PRÉSENT — ENTE. adj. Qui est, qui se rencontre dans le lieu dont on parle. En ce sens, il est opposé à Absent. Selon le dogme catholique, JESUS CHRIST est présent dans l eucharistie. J étais présent lorsque la chose arriva. Tous ceux qui s y trouvèrent… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • Present — This article is about the concept of current time. Present also means a gift; for other meanings, see Present (disambiguation) and Presence (disambiguation). The present is a moment in time discernible as intermediate between past and future. The …   Wikipedia

  • PRÉSENT — s. m. Don, tout ce qu on donne gratuitement et par pure libéralité. Présent magnifique. Il leur a fait de grands présents. Il est défendu aux juges de recevoir aucun présent des parties. Se laisser corrompre par des présents. C est un homme qui… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • present — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from presenter Date: 13th century something presented ; gift II. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French presenter, from Latin praesentare, from praesent , praesens, adjective Date:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • PRÉSENT — n. m. Don, tout ce qu’on donne gratuitement et par pure libéralité. Présent magnifique. Il leur a fait de grands présents. Il est défendu aux juges de recevoir aucun présent des parties. Se laisser corrompre par des présents. Donner quelque chose …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)


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