Represent vs Rep - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between represent and rep

is that represent is to present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify while rep is to represent; to act as a representative for.

As a noun rep is

(countable)   (reputation) or rep can be (textiles) a fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.

represent

English

(Webster 1913)

Alternative forms

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Verb

(en verb)
  • To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify.
  • To portray by pictorial or plastic art; to delineate; as, to represent a landscape in a picture, a horse in bronze, and the like.
  • To portray by mimicry or action of any kind; to act the part or character of; to personate; as, to represent Hamlet.
  • To stand in the place of; to supply the place, perform the duties, exercise the rights, or receive the share, of; to speak and act with authority in behalf of; to act the part of (another); as, an heir represents his ancestor; an attorney represents his client in court; a member of Congress represents his district in Congress.
  • To exhibit to another mind in language; to show; to give one's own impressions and judgement of; to bring before the mind; to set forth; sometimes, to give an account of; to describe.
  • He represented that he was investigating for the police department.
  • To serve as a sign or symbol of; as, mathematical symbols represent quantities or relations; words represent ideas or things.
  • To bring a sensation of into the mind or sensorium; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.
  • To form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension (something presentative, which was originally apprehended by direct presentation).
  • (Webster 1913)

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    rep

    English

    (wikipedia rep)

    Etymology 1

    Clippings of various words beginning with "rep".

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (countable)   .
  • Try not to make it easy for the tabloids to ruin your rep .
  • (weightlifting, countable)   .
  • I get a better bicep workout if I use less weight and more reps .
  • (countable)   .
  • When I requested tickets for Nassau, my rep just put me on hold.
    John Doe is a participant in the House of Rep s.
  • (theater, uncountable)   .
  • She did her time in reps before she made the grade in West End theatre.

    Verb

    (repp)
  • To represent; to act as a representative for.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=Hal G. Evarts, title=The Settling of the Sage, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Bentley, the man who repped for Slade, carried the air and the rest joined in. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=1994, date=November 4, author=Bill Wyman, title=Evanston's New Music Hall/Veruca Salt Grow Up/Schmitsville, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=He left to help the Reader set up its national advertising arm, went back to Rolling Stone for five years, repped other magazines, and finally set up his own company, which currently scouts ads for the Atlantic, Spin, Discover, and a publication called Disney Adventures. }}
  • (knitting) repeat
  • * 2011 , Hannah Fettig, Closely Knit: Handmade Gifts For The Ones You Love (page 44)
  • Rep' neck dec EOR 4 times more, AND AT THE SAME TIME, ' rep armhole dec EOR 4 (4,5) times more

    Etymology 2

    Back-formation from (reps), misinterpreted as a plural.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (textiles) A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.
  • * 1923 , Theodore Dreiser, The Color of a Great City
  • Underfoot is a rich brown marble from the shores of Lake Champlain. The wainscoting is of green rep and red Numidian marble.

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