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'present' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'present'
1. 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
2. spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place
the murderer is present in this room
present at the wedding
present at the creation

'present' - used as a noun
3. 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
4. something presented as a gift
his tie was a present from his wife
5. a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking

'present' - used as a verb
6. show or demonstrate something to an interested audience
7. bring forward and present to the mind
We presented the arguments to him
8. perform (a play), especially on a stage
9. hand over formally
10. introduce
11. give, especially as an honor or reward
12. give as a present; make a gift of
13. deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students
14. cause to come to know personally
15. represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally
16. present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
17. formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
18. recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position

derived forms
1. Present / Plural
presents
2. Present / Past
presented
3. Present / Third Person
presents
4. Present / Present Participle
presenting
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  • future
  • past
  • absent
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