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represent someone in something

to act as one's advocate or agent in business or legal proceedings. My lawyer represented me in court. His attorney will represent him in all his dealings with the publishing company.
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represent someone or something as something

to depict or portray someone or something as something; to think of someone or something as something. I don't think you should represent me as so perfect. After all, I'm human. The artist represented my puppy as a playful animal.
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represent something to someone

 
1. to exemplify something to someone. What does this behavior represent to you? This represents a lapse in manners to me.
2. to explain a matter to someone. He represented the matter to me in a much more charitable light. I did not represent it properly to you.
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Notwithstanding these arguments, we would suggest that the increasing representability of the penis in the contemporary sex-saturated age will likely engender further new brands of "old crises" within masculinities which will, in-turn, require carefully crafted, beguiling, income-generating and health-maximising solutions.
Hence, the documentary's political project is not so much to create realistic images of women that lead the daughter to discover the essence of 'who her mother really was,' but rather to create the conditions of representability for a mother-daughter relationship which question the framework of paternal authority and re-claim the authority of the mother's words.
Cohen's summary of Adorno's position echoes this structure and links it with the utopian ideal I have discussed: "Art is not the fulfillment but the maintenance of its promise" (53), that is the promise of the fulfillment of the utopian ideal inherent in the representability of art.
He claims that it is not only motion, movement and tension, but the presentation of their representability that Warburg aimed at: "a whole series of Renaissance artists and poets.
It proposes contextual suitability (the extent to which the target domain structurally resembles the source domain), applicability of structure (the extent to which the metaphor is relevant to the concept that shall be explained), representability (the ease with which the metaphor can be represented graphically on a computer screen), salience (the extent to which the source domain contains highly explicit elements that are very subtle in the target domain), emotional tone (extent to which the emotion triggered by the metaphor is suitable for the task at hand).
Convenience sampling affords selection of individuals for monitoring based on criteria other than statistical representability.
becoming] in the Utopian tradition a Bakhtinian dialogue or argument between positions which claim the status of the absolute but are willing to descend into the field of struggle of representability and desire in order to win their case and convert their readership'.
While there are various issues in defining representability, (1) and while not all languages of the world have grammars written for them, and not all grammars are equally detailed, the present situation gives typologists more than adequate material to begin their investigations.
40) Patricia White, Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1999.
And because of this representability, or at least because of the necessity of representation, direct experience has a history that can be examined, if not always explained.
Keenly aware of spatial representability, Faulkner sets out to reconstitute the plenitude of an abstract topography in the creation of fictional ontologies that bring a world to stand.
In Strindberg's view the contemporary theater was in crisis and had lost its representability, which made reforms aimed at strengthening the illusionary aspects rather than weakening them paramount.
5) Ultimately, I was confident of the utility and strategic representability of the responses.
The unpopularity of the office stems from five main privileged manipulations: the manner of selection, the intangible mandate, the distortion of policy, the poison of false representability and the intrinsic authority of greed," he wrote.
Once again, same-sex love, surely the most redemptive aspect of this show, is damned to the margins of representability.