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present (itself)

To suddenly arise or emerge, as of a situation or opportunity. When the opportunity for a great job like this presents itself, you have to apply. You just might get it! A: "Come on, Bill—the chance to make this kind of money doesn't present itself every day!" B: "Rob, you'd have to pay me to take part in this cockamamie scheme."
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present (oneself)

To behave in a way that ideally fosters a particular view of oneself in other people. A: "How did he present himself in the interview?" B: "Not well. He was disorganized and, frankly, kind of rude." The candidate presented himself as a stark contrast to the incumbent president throughout his campaign.
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present someone (to someone) (at something)

to introduce someone to someone at some event. They presented him to the queen at her birthday party. I will present you to the rest of the committee.
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