represent (someone or something) as (something)

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represent (someone or something) as (something)

1. To depict, portray, or describe someone, something, or oneself as a particular kind or type of thing. The film aims to represent the dictator as a benevolent, generous leader. They're trying to represent their latest product's failure as a learning opportunity, but investors don't seem too convinced if the company's stock prices are anything to go by. She was arrested for representing herself as a lawyer to several people, offering discreet legal help in exchange for large fees.
2. To act or serve as some kind of delegate, advocate, or agent on behalf of someone or something. I don't want someone like him representing me as a senator in Congress! I've represented a number of talented writers as a literary agent in the past. It has been a great honor to represent my country as an ambassador to the United Nations.
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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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In a 12-page order, Santos enjoined the younger Romero and any of his agents from representing themselves as stockholder of HCPTI, exercising any rights as the board or stockholders of HCPTI, representing themselves as the duly authorized representative with the requisite capacity to act for an behalf of HCPTI, including any sale, transfer, encumber or any disposition of its assets and shares.
The order likewise stopped the camp of the younger Romero from representing themselves as acting for and on behalf of HCPTI as shareholder or members of the board of directors of [Manila North Harbour Port Inc.], as well as exercising any and all rights as such.
The order likewise stopped the camp of the younger Romero, a representative of the 1Pacman Partylist in the House of Representatives, from 'representing themselves as acting for and on behalf of Harbour Terminal as shareholder or members of the board of directors of [Manila North Harbour Port Inc.], as well as exercising any and all rights as such.'