- 1 (at scene) (predicative) to be presentestar presenteshe was present at the ceremonyestuvo presente en la ceremoniaall those present
asistió a la ceremoniatodos los presenteshow many were present?¿cuántas personas había?he was present at the scene of the accidentpresenció el accidenteyou are ever present in my thoughtste tengo siempre presentea protein present in blooduna proteína que se encuentra en la sangreall present and accounted for o (British English) correcttodos presentes
somos todos los que estamos y estamos todos los que somos [humorous]Example sentences
- We have an inside source who was present at the rally and is familiar with the reporters involved.
- However they were present in large numbers and settled for a short procession inside the church.
- Insiders ask whether he should have been present rather than delegating decision-making to his chief executive.
- 2 (before noun) 2.1 (current)(situation/salary/address)at the present time o moment
actualen este momentoin the present caseen este casothe present writer [formal]
en el caso que nos ocupaquien esto escribeExample sentences2.2 (Linguistics)the present tense the present indicative
el presente de indicativothe present subjunctiveel presente del subjuntivothe present participleel participio activo or (de) presenteExample sentences
- Given the present situation, it seems that no long or short term planning was ever done to meet the growing power demand.
- A tram link between Interchange and Forster Square stations would be slightly better than the present situation.
- There is an awful description in use about the present situation - the ‘new normal’.
- The only problem is that it looks or sounds for the most part, therefore, exactly the same as the present tense of the verb.
- It should be clear that an apology has to be in the first person, and in the present tense.
- Another peculiarity of headlinese is that it is almost always in the present tense.
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (current time) the present at presenten este momentofor the present
actualmentepor ahorato live for the present
por el momentovivir el momentothere's no time like the presentExample sentences1.2 (Linguistics)the present
- The play is set in the present and covers a period of around one month in Spring.
- You see, the game takes place in two time periods: the past and the present.
- So for now she keeps up her hopes for the future while surviving in the present.
- But instead of referring to him in the past tense here, I've referred to him in the present.
- Headlines are written in the present: Bus kills man.
- 1 1.1 (give, hand over)to present something
tosomebodyentregarle algoher daughter will present the bouquet to her aalguien
dealgo aalguien [formal]su hija le entregará el ramo de flores or [formal] le hará entrega del ramo de floresplease present my respects to … [formal]por favor presente mis respetos a … [formal]to present somebody withsomethingobsequiar a alguienshe was presented with a silver tray conalgo [formal]
aalguien (especially Latin America) [formal]la obsequiaron con una bandeja de plata [formal]she presented him with a daughter [dated]
le obsequiaron una bandeja de plata (Latin America) [formal]le dio una hijaExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (confront)to present somebody
- Terese Capucilli's award will be presented to her at the ceremony by actor and graphics designer Bill Randolph.
- The trophy was presented by best-selling author Bill Bryson who described it as a very exciting match.
- Ruth, 18, offered to present the painting to Mr Bayley as a memento of York, the floods and the exhibition.
- An under-matron at Malsis school, she was presented by the wife of her cousin, Commander Ian Steel RN.
- A Mossi baby is formally presented to the community three days after birth for a boy, and four days after birth for a girl.
- On September 14th as Marquise de Pompadour she was formally presented at court.
withsomethingI was presented with a bill for £500me pasaron una cuenta por or de 500 libraswe were presented with a very difficult situationnos vimos frente a una situación muy difícilit presents me with a whole host of problemsesto me plantea toda una serie de problemasExample sentences
- Then one day a man appears at his door, presenting himself as John Shooter, and accuses Mort of copying a story from him.
- But it was a composed and prepared Smith who appeared on Newsmaker Live to present herself for public scrutiny.
- David presented himself at the emergency room of the hospital one and one-half days after the third cystoscopy.
- 2 (proffer)(ticket/passport/account/motion/bill)the way it's presented is very important
presentarla presentación es muy importanteto present a petition to the authoritiespresentar or [formal] elevar una petición a las autoridadesto present a check for paymentpresentar un cheque para el cobroExample sentences
- He's kick-started the process by studying many of the proposals on offer and presenting this draft plan of action.
- The joint committee, which presents a preliminary report this autumn, comprises three Liberal Democrats, 12 Labour, seven Tories and two crossbenchers.
- All you will have to do to take advantage of the offer is to present your card when you make your purchase.
- 3 3.1 (constitute) they presented an easy targeteran un blanco fácilit may present an obstacle to future developmentpuede significar or constituir un obstáculo para el desarrollo futuroExample sentences3.2 (provide)
- Even the newer equipment presents difficult problems of ballot design.
- And we have seen that sexism presents a greater difficulty than racism in this regard as well.
- The lack of affordable housing presents problems for the whole of the community - if there is no one to nurse the sick, teach the children or work on the land everyone suffers.
- Like other types of bills of exchange payable on demand, a cheque has to be presented for payment within a reasonable time.
- The builder simply presented his bill for payment.
- When a cheque is presented for payment the paying bank, as we know, must comply strictly with its customer's mandate.
- Judges are obliged to remain open-minded about the outcome of a case until the relevant evidence has been presented in court.
- On 3 June 1992 it was wound up by the High Court on a petition presented by the Bank of England.
- The claim form in this action was issued on 19th April 2001 and the Petition was presented to the court on the same day.
- 4 4.1 (Cinema, Theater)Example sentences
Example sentences4.2 (Radio, Television)
- Riddoch has spent the past five years on Radio Scotland, presenting a daily show that tackles issues high on the national news agenda.
- His brother, Grant Stott, 35, presents a radio show on Edinburgh's Forth One.
- Hewitt met her when they presented a radio show together.
- The Multi Storey Theatre Company is presenting the hour-long show, ideal for families with children over the age of five and an adult audience too.
- NTC Touring Theatre Company presents a second show, The Stars Look Down, on Tuesday.
- Sam Dowling's energetic and innovative Roscommon-based experimental theatre company presents its exciting new production.
- 5 (introduce) [formal] may I present my husband?permítame presentarle a mi maridoto be presented at courtser presentado en la corteto present somebody
tosomebodypresentarle alguienI presented him to my parents aalguiense lo presenté a mis padres
- 1 (arise)(problem/opportunity)
- I started playing golf since about age 14, and can remember playing in rain or shine whenever the chance presented itself.
- They are not like the other girls at Moore River, and, when an opportunity presents itself, they escape.
- She does not plan large works in advance, but instead visits the designated exhibition space and waits for an idea to present itself to her.
- 2 (appear) [formal](person)to present oneself for interview/examination
presentarsepresentarse a una entrevista/un examento present oneself as a candidatepresentarse como candidato
- (Medicine)(patient/disease)the patient presented with symptoms of …
presentarseel paciente se presentó con síntomas de …the baby presented in the breech positionel niño venía de nalgasExample sentences
- Mr. Smith is a 63-year-old man who presents to his family physician with typical anginal chest pain.
- On average, one full school day was missed unnecessarily after children presented to hospital emergency departments with minor injuries.
- At 12 months of age, the patient presented to the hospital with vomiting.
- Influenza may present as a mild respiratory illness similar to the common cold.
- Firstly, hepatitis C is not an uncommon disease presenting to general practitioners.
- However, none of the 5 tumors presenting during pregnancy and lactation that were tested were positive for either protein.
- Gardberg et al found that 68% of fetuses presenting as occiput posterior position at birth resulted from a malrotation from an initial occiput anterior position.
- (gift) it's (for) a presentes (para) un regaloI got it as a presentme lo regalaronto give somebody a presentregalarle algo a alguien
hacerle un regalo a alguienExample sentences
- Decorative serving platters also make great presents for the culinarily gifted.
- Camelot believes the scratchcard, launched tomorrow, will appeal to people who buy record or gift tokens as presents.
- Practical presents are now a favourite of mine: getting gifts that you like but wouldn't necessarily buy yourself.
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