Synonyms of present in English:

present1

adjective

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

noun

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  • 1 forget the past and think about the present
    now, today, the present time/moment, the here and now
    forget the past and think about the present
    [Antonyms] past future

Phrases

at present

at present, we are offering free installation at the momentjust nowright nowat the present timecurrentlyat this moment in time

for the present

he can stay in the guest room, but only for the present for the time beingfor nowfor the momentfor a whiletemporarilypro tem

Quote

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

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Synonyms of present in English:

present2

verb

  • 1 the president presented a check to the winner
    hand over/out, give (out), confer, bestow, award, grant, accord
  • 4 I called to present my warmest compliments
    offer, give, express
  • 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

  • 2.1 an opportunity that presented itself
    occur, arise, happen, come about/up, appear, crop up, turn up

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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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