correspond vs represent what difference

what is difference between correspond and represent

English

Etymology

From Middle French correspondre, from Latin com- (with) + respondeo (to match, to answer to)

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌkɔɹəˈspɑnd/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌkɒɹəˈspɒnd/
  • (NYC) IPA(key): /ˌkɑɹəˈspɑnd/
  • Hyphenation: cor‧res‧pond
  • Rhymes: -ɒnd

Verb

correspond (third-person singular simple present corresponds, present participle corresponding, simple past and past participle corresponded)

  1. (intransitive, constructed with to) To be equivalent or similar in character, quantity, quality, origin, structure, function etc.
  2. (intransitive, constructed with with) to exchange messages, especially by postal letter, over a period of time.
    I’ve been corresponding with my German pen pal for three years.
  3. (obsolete) To have sex with.
    • 1751, Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, vol. III, ch. 88:
      He pleaded guilty to the charge, so far as acknowledging that he had corresponded with other women lately, in order to get the better of his affection for me, but the experiment had failed, and he found that he should be for ever miserable.
    • 1756, Thomas Amory, Life of John Buncle:
      When a Babylonian and his wife had a mind to correspond, they always first lit up the fuming pan, imagining it improved the passion.

Translations


French

Pronunciation

Verb

correspond

  1. third-person singular present indicative of correspondre


English

Etymology 1

From Old French représenter, from Latin repraesentō.

Alternative forms

  • repræsent (archaic)

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɹɛp.ɹɪ.ˈzɛnt/

Verb

represent (third-person singular simple present represents, present participle representing, simple past and past participle represented)

  1. (transitive) To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify.
  2. (transitive) To portray visually; to delineate
  3. (transitive) To portray by mimicry or acting; to act the part or character of
    Synonym: play
  4. (transitive) To stand or act in the place of; to perform the duties, exercise the rights, or otherwise act on behalf of
  5. (politics, transitive) To act as a representative of (a country, state, district etc.)
  6. (transitive) To portray to another using language; to show; to give one’s own impressions and judgement of
  7. (transitive) To give an account of; to describe.
  8. (transitive) To serve as a sign or symbol of
  9. (transitive) To bring a certain sensation of into the mind; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.
  10. (transitive) To form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension (something presentative, which was originally apprehended by direct presentation).
  11. (transitive) To constitute, to make up, to be an example of.
  12. (sports, transitive) To participate as a team member
  13. (intransitive, African-American Vernacular) To constitute a good example or symbol of a group of people; to acquit oneself well.
    • 1999, Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg, Still D.R.E.
      I’m representing for the gangsters all across the world.
      Still hitting them corners in them low lows girl.
Synonyms
  • (to constitute): form, make up; see also Thesaurus:compose
Derived terms
  • under-represent, underrepresent
Related terms
  • representability
  • representable
  • representation
  • representative
Translations

Etymology 2

re- +‎ present.

Alternative forms

  • re-present

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹi(ː).pɹɪ.ˈzɛnt/

Verb

represent (third-person singular simple present represents, present participle representing, simple past and past participle represented)

  1. (medicine) To present again, for instance for medical attention.
Related terms
  • representation

Further reading

  • represent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • represent in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • represent at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • presenter, repenters

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