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present (something) to (one)

To formally or ceremoniously give or award something to one. They presented an award to him for his work in finding a cure for cancer. We'd like to present this commemorative plaque to you for all your years of hard work for the firm.
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present something to someone

 and present someone with something
to give something to someone, especially if done ceremoniously. They presented a watch to me when I retired. They presented me with a watch when I retired.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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You present someone with something totally unpalatable in order that they will agree to something slightly less disagreeable.