exhibit vs present what difference

what is difference between exhibit and present

English

Etymology

From Latin exhibitus, perfect passive participle of exhibeō (I hold forth, present, show, display), from ex (out of, from) + habeō (I have, hold); see habit.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzɪbɪt/, /ɛɡ-/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzɪbɪt/, /ɛɡ-/
  • Rhymes: -ɪbɪt
  • Hyphenation: ex‧hib‧it

Verb

exhibit (third-person singular simple present exhibits, present participle exhibiting, simple past and past participle exhibited)

  1. (transitive) To display or show (something) for others to see, especially at an exhibition or contest.
  2. (transitive) To demonstrate.
  3. (transitive, law) To submit (a physical object) to a court as evidence.
  4. (intransitive) To put on a public display.
  5. (medicine) To administer as a remedy.

Synonyms

  • (display or show (something) for others to see): display, show, show off
  • (demonstrate): demonstrate, show
  • (present for inspection):

Related terms

  • exhibition
  • exhibitionist
  • exhibitor
  • Exhibit A
  • inhibit
  • prohibit

Translations

Noun

exhibit (plural exhibits)

  1. An instance of exhibiting.
  2. That which is exhibited.
  3. A public showing; an exhibition.
    The museum’s new exhibit is drawing quite a crowd.
  4. (law) An article formally introduced as evidence in a court.
    Exhibit A is this photograph of the corpse.

Synonyms

  • (instance of exhibiting): showing
  • (public showing): exhibition, exposition, show

Translations

Further reading

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

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /əɡ.ziˈbit/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /eɡ.ziˈbit/
  • Rhymes: -it

Verb

exhibit m (feminine exhibida, masculine plural exhibits, feminine plural exhibides)

  1. past participle of exhibir


English

Alternative forms

  • præsent (archaic or pedantic)
  • (abbreviation, grammar): ps.

Pronunciation

  • (adjective, noun)
    • enPR: prĕzʹənt, IPA(key): /ˈpɹɛzənt/
    • Hyphenation: pres‧ent
    • Rhymes: -ɛzənt
  • (verb)
    • enPR: prĭzĕnt’, IPA(key): /pɹɪˈzɛnt/
    • (Canada) IPA(key): /pɹəˈzɛnt/
    • ,
    • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology 1

From Middle English present, from Old French present, from Latin praesent-, praesens present participle of praeesse (to be present), from Latin prae- (pre-) + esse (to be).

Adjective

present (comparative more present, superlative most present)

  1. Relating to now, for the time being; current.
    Up to the present day.
  2. Located in the immediate vicinity.
  3. (obsolete) Having an immediate effect (of a medicine, poison etc.); fast-acting. [16th-18th c.]
    • Amongſt this number of Cordials and Alteratiues, J doe not find a more preſent remedy, then a cup of wine, or ſtrong drinke, and if it be ſoberly and opportunely vſed.
  4. (obsolete) Not delayed; immediate; instant.
    • 1636, Philip Massinger, The Bashful Lover
      An ambassador [] desires a present audience.
  5. (dated) Ready; quick in emergency.
  6. (obsolete) Favorably attentive; propitious.
    • to find a god so present to my prayer
  7. Relating to something a person is referring to in the very context, with a deictic use similar to the demonstrative adjective this.
  8. Attentive; alert; focused.
Synonyms
  • (relating to now): current; see also Thesaurus:present
  • (in vicinity): close, nearby; see also Thesaurus:near
  • (having an immediate effect): presentaneous
  • (not delayed): instantaneous; see also Thesaurus:instantaneous
  • (attentive): audient, heedful, reckful
Antonyms
  • (relating to now): future, past
  • (in vicinity): absent
  • (having an immediate effect): slow-acting
  • (not delayed): delayed; see also Thesaurus:delayed
  • (attentive): distracted, inattentive
Derived terms
Related terms
  • presence
Translations

Noun

present (plural presents)

  1. The current moment or period of time.
  2. The present tense.
Synonyms
  • (current time): now; see also Thesaurus:the present
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English presenten, from Old French presenter, from Latin praesentāre (to show), from praesent-, praesens, present participle of praeesse (be in front of).

Noun

present (plural presents)

  1. A gift, especially one given for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, or any other special occasions.
  2. (military) The position of a soldier in presenting arms.
Descendants
  • Japanese: プレゼント (purezento)
Translations

Verb

present (third-person singular simple present presents, present participle presenting, simple past and past participle presented)

  1. To bring (someone) into the presence of (a person); to introduce formally. [from 14th c.]
    to present an envoy to the king
  2. (transitive) To nominate (a member of the clergy) for an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution. [from 14th c.]
  3. (transitive) To offer (a problem, complaint) to a court or other authority for consideration. [from 14th c.]
  4. (transitive, now rare) To charge (a person) with a crime or accusation; to bring before court. [from 14th c.]
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, page 71:
      In the diocese of Gloucester in 1548 two inhabitants of Slimbridge were presented for saying that holy oil was ‘of no virtue but meet to grease sheep’.
  5. (reflexive) To come forward, appear in a particular place or before a particular person, especially formally. [from 14th c.]
  6. (transitive) To put (something) forward in order for it to be seen; to show, exhibit. [from 14th c.]
    • 2020, NFL rule 7 section 4 article 7[1]:
      Note: The offensive team must present a legal formation both before and after a shift.
  7. (transitive) To make clear to one’s mind or intelligence; to put forward for consideration. [from 14th c.]
    • 1927, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes:
      I do begin to realize that the matter must be presented in such a way as may interest the reader.
  8. (transitive) To put on, stage (a play etc.). [from 16th c.]
    The theater is proud to present the Fearless Fliers.
  9. (transitive, military) To point (a firearm) at something, to hold (a weapon) in a position ready to fire. [from 16th c.]
  10. (reflexive) To offer oneself for mental consideration; to occur to the mind. [from 16th c.]
    Well, one idea does present itself.
  11. (intransitive, medicine) To come to the attention of medical staff, especially with a specific symptom. [from 19th c.]
    The patient presented with insomnia.
  12. (intransitive, medicine) To appear (in a specific way) for delivery (of a fetus); to appear first at the mouth of the uterus during childbirth. [from 18th c.]
  13. (intransitive, with “as”) To appear or represent oneself (as having a certain gender).
    At that time, Elbe was presenting as a man.
  14. (transitive) To act as presenter on (a radio, television programme etc.). [from 20th c.]
    Anne Robinson presents “The Weakest Link”.
  15. (transitive) To give a gift or presentation to (someone). [from 14th c.]
    She was presented with an honorary degree for her services to entertainment.
  16. (transitive) To give (a gift or presentation) to someone; to bestow. [from 14th c.]
    • 1801, William Cowper, The Vicissitudes Experienced in the Christian Life
      My last, least offering, I present thee now.
  17. (transitive) To deliver (something abstract) as though as a gift; to offer. [from 14th c.]
    I presented my compliments to Lady Featherstoneshaw.
  18. (transitive) To hand over (a bill etc.) to be paid. [from 15th c.]
  19. (intransitive, zoology) To display one’s female genitalia in a way that signals to others that one is ready for copulation. Also referred to as lordosis behaviour. [from 20th c.]
Derived terms
  • present arms
Translations

Further reading

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

Anagrams

  • Serpent, penster, repents, respent, serpent

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin praesens, attested from the 13th century.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /pɾəˈzent/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /pɾəˈzen/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /pɾeˈzent/

Noun

present m (plural presents)

  1. present (current moment or period of time)
  2. (grammar) present (grammatical tense)

Adjective

present (masculine and feminine plural presents)

  1. present (at a given location)

Derived terms

  • tenir present

References

Further reading

  • “present” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “present” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “present” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Danish

Etymology

From French présent, from présenter (to present).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /prɛsanɡ/, [pʰʁ̥ɛˈsɑŋ]

Noun

present c (singular definite presenten, plural indefinite presenter)

  1. (dated) present, gift
    Synonym: gave

Inflection


Ladin

Alternative forms

  • prejent, presënt

Adjective

present m (feminine singular presenta, masculine plural presenc, feminine plural presentes)

  1. present

Middle French

Noun

present m (plural presens)

  1. gift; present
    • 1417, La disputation de l’Asne contre frere Anselme Turmeda [3]
      Un iour qu’il alloit par ladite cité & passant p[ar] la rue de la mer, veit une guenon dedans un panier & l’acheta pour en faire un present audit conte d’Armignac son parent, pource que en France i’a pas beaucoup de telz animaux.

      One day as he was walking through said city and passing through la Rue de Mer, he saw an Old World monkey in a basket and bought it to give it as a present to the Count of Armignac, his father, because there are not many animals like this one in France.
  2. (grammar) present (tense)

Old French

Noun

present m (oblique plural presenz or presentz, nominative singular presenz or presentz, nominative plural present)

  1. gift; present
  2. (grammar) present (tense)

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /preˈsent/

Noun

present c

  1. gift, present

Declension

Synonyms

  • gåva, klapp

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