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  1. [noun] the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"
    Synonyms: nowadays

  2. [noun] something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife"

  3. [noun] a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
    Synonyms: tense

  4. [verb] show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
    Synonyms: show, demo, exhibit, demonstrate

  5. [verb] bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
    Synonyms: relay out

  6. [verb] perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
    Synonyms: stage, re

  7. [verb] hand over formally
    Synonyms: submit

  8. [verb] introduce; "This poses an interesting question"
    Synonyms: pose

  9. [verb] give, especially as a reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
    Synonyms: award

  10. [verb] give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
    Synonyms: give, gift

  11. [verb] deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
    Synonyms: deliver

  12. [verb] cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
    Synonyms: introduce, acquaint

  13. [verb] represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
    Synonyms: portray

  14. [verb] present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"
    Synonyms: confront, face

  15. [verb] formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.

  16. [verb] recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
    Synonyms: salute

  17. [adjective] temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"

  18. [adjective] spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place; "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"


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