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present1

adjective

  • 1 a doctor must be present at the ringside
    in attendance, here, there, near, nearby, (close/near) at hand, available
    [Antonyms] absent
  • 2 organic compounds are present in the waste
    in existence, existing, existent
    [Antonyms] absent
  • 3 the present economic climate
    current, present-day, existing
    [Antonyms] past, future
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  • 1 forget the past and think about the present
    now, today, the present time/moment, the here and now
    [Antonyms] past, future
  • Quote

    I'm living in the future so the present is my past.
    Kanye West "Monster" ( 2010)

    Phrases

    at present

    1
    at present, we are offering free installation
    at the moment, just now, right now, at the present time, currently, at this moment in time

    for the present

    2
    he can stay in the guest room, but only for the present

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    present2

    verb

  • 1 the president presented a check to the winner
    hand over/out, give (out), confer, bestow, award, grant, accord
  • 2 the committee presented its report
    submit, set forth, put forward, proffer, offer, tender, table
  • 3 may I present my wife?
    introduce, make known, acquaint someone with
  • 4 I called to present my warmest compliments
    offer, give, express
  • 5 they presented their new product last month
    demonstrate, show, put on show/display, exhibit, display, launch, unveil
  • 6 presenting good quality opera
  • 7 she presents a TV show
    host, introduce, be the presenter of, emcee
  • 8 the authorities present him as a common criminal
    represent, describe, portray, depict
  • Phrases

    present oneself/itself

    1
  • 1.1 he presented himself at ten
    be present, make an appearance, appear, turn up, arrive
  • 2.1 an opportunity that presented itself
    occur, arise, happen, come about/up, appear, crop up, turn up
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    present3

    noun

  • 1 a birthday present
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    present, bonus, donation, gift, gratuity, lagniappe, largesse
    What's the difference between a birthday present and a Christmas gift? Both words refer to something given as an expression of friendship, affection, esteem, etc. But gift can be a more formal term, suggesting something of monetary value that is formally bestowed on an individual, group, or institution ( a gift to the university). Present, on the other hand, implies something of less value that is an expression of goodwill ( a housewarming present; a present for the teacher). Largesse is a somewhat pompous term for a very generous gift that is conferred in an ostentatious or condescending way, often on many recipients ( the king's largesse; the largesse of our government). A gratuity is associated with tipping and other forms of voluntary compensation for special attention or service above and beyond what is included in a charge ( known for her generous gratuities, the duchess enjoyed watching the waiters compete with each other to serve her), while a lagniappe is a Southern word, used chiefly in Louisiana and southeast Texas, for either a gratuity or a small gift given to a customer along with a purchase. If you give money or anything else as a gift to a philanthropic, charitable, or religious organization, it is known as a donation ( donations for the poor). But if your employer gives you money at the end of the year in addition to your regular salary, it isn't a Christmas gift; it's a Christmas bonus.

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