- 1 (at scene) (predicative) to be presentshe was present at the ceremonyestar presenteall those presentestuvo presente en la ceremoniaasistió a la ceremoniahow many were present?todos los presenteshe was present at the scene of the accident¿cuántas personas había?you are ever present in my thoughtspresenció el accidentea protein present in bloodte tengo siempre presenteall present and accounted for o (British English) correctuna proteína que se encuentra en la sangretodos presentessomos 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 momentin the present caseen este momentothe present writer [formal]en este casoen el caso que nos ocupa2.2 (Linguistics)the present tense the present indicativequien esto escribethe present subjunctiveel presente de indicativothe present participleel presente del subjuntivoel participio activo or (de) presenteExample sentences
- 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.
- 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’.
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (current time) See examples: the present at presentfor the presenten este momentoto live for the presentpor ahorathere's no time like the present 1.2 (Linguistics)the presentvivir el momentoExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 1.1 (give, hand over) See examples:to present something
tosomebodyher daughter will present the bouquet to herentregarle algo aalguienhacerle entrega dealgo aalguien [formal]please present my respects to … [formal]su hija le entregará el ramo de flores or [formal] le hará entrega del ramo de floresto present somebodypor favor presente mis respetos a … [formal] withsomethingshe was presented with a silver trayobsequiar a alguien conalgo [formal]obsequiarle algo aalguien (especially Latin America) [formal]she presented him with a daughter [dated]la obsequiaron con una bandeja de plata [formal]le obsequiaron una bandeja de plata (Latin America) [formal]le dio una hijaExample 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.
withsomethingI was presented with a bill for £500we were presented with a very difficult situationme pasaron una cuenta por or de 500 librasit presents me with a whole host of problemsnos vimos frente a una situación muy difícilesto me plantea toda una serie de problemas
- 2 (proffer)(ticket/passport/account/motion/bill)the way it's presented is very importantto present a petition to the authoritiesla presentación es muy importanteto present a check for paymentpresentar or [formal] elevar una petición a las autoridadespresentar un cheque para el cobro
- 3 3.1 (constitute) they presented an easy targetit may present an obstacle to future developmenteran un blanco fácil3.2 (provide)puede significar or constituir un obstáculo para el desarrollo futuroExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 4 4.1 (Cinema, Theater) 4.2 (Radio, Television)(show)Example sentences
- 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?to be presented at courtpermítame presentarle a mi maridoto present somebodyser presentado en la corte
tosomebodyI presented him to my parentspresentarle alguien aalguiense lo presenté a mis padres
- 1.1 (arise)(problem/opportunity)1.2 (appear) [formal]presentarse(person)to present oneself for interview/examinationpresentarseto present oneself as a candidatepresentarse a una entrevista/un examenpresentarse como candidatoExample sentences
Example sentences1.3 (display, show)
- 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.
this is how the situation presents itself to mepresentarseasí es como yo veo la situaciónExample 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- (Medicine)(patient/disease)the patient presented with symptoms of …presentarsethe baby presented in the breech positionel paciente se presentó con síntomas de …el 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 presentI got it as a presentes (para) un regaloto give somebody a presentme lo regalaronregalarle algo a alguienhacerle 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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