Definition of re-present in English:

re-present

verb

[with object]
  • 1Present (something) again, especially for further consideration or in an altered form.

    ‘I will re-present Eikmeyer's model here’
    • ‘As with other works of art, it is a challenge for those responsible for a sculpture's preservation to identify the sculptor's original intention and to find the right balance in choosing how to re-present a surface altered by time.’
    • ‘Basically, this complex re-presents a new business model that brings together various established food and entertainment facilities.’
    • ‘Much of the country's art revisits the apartheid past in provocative ways, mining South Africa's material history like an archive of memories and re-presenting this archive's contents for careful consideration.’
    • ‘When a critic reviews a memoir, she's inevitably tempted not just to review the author's presentation of his life, but to re-present that life in her own terms.’
    • ‘A still-growing collection of critiques of the methods, manipulations, and messages of war in the US media, Cowie's sharply crafted video re-presents the news and its apparatus in an eye-opening way.’
    • ‘It attempts to provide a positive cultural sheen to this crisis, re-presenting the lack of common identity as a new cultural pluralism, and the fragmentation of communities as an enriching kind of diversity.’
    • ‘But there seems more hope and agency in exploring these localised adaptations rather than re-presenting them as decontextualised solutions.’
    • ‘Hand in hand with this question of archiving and re-presenting our form of art goes the issue of what their true expression is…’
    • ‘The acting out of events, true or imagined, creatively re-presented them and made them real in a way that mimicked original creativity of the gods.’
    • ‘There have been so many good ones presented over the years that people missed and regretted doing so, we decided to re-present some tales by popular demand.’
    • ‘I would contend that while language, for example, is one of the ways we re-present the world, before language we began by perceiving, reasoning, theorizing, and understanding through all our senses.’
    • ‘Cllr Doyle said on foot of agreement to the final plan, the Voluntary Housing Association will then be in a position to re-present a planning application to Kildare County Council.’
    • ‘Through a form of poetic historicism, both works efface Forché's status as authentic witness in order to re-present the testimonies of others.’
    • ‘In these circumstances, the artist has a natural and direct relationship with the people - his role is just to re-present popular slogans and icons in visual form.’
    • ‘Artists have taken some of these fragments of discarded material in order to rework and re-present them.’
    • ‘It uses familiar tropes to re-present teen anguish, suicide and powerlessness.’
    • ‘If a writer or director feels they can re-present a familiar story in a strange and interesting way, this should be encouraged.’
    • ‘This was achieved by re-presenting a notion of mutual interdependency that derided the illusion of autonomy carried in the wilder excesses of neo-liberal ideologies.’
    • ‘Like all histories and memories, the history of the self is always orchestrated from fragments of information, both factual and fictional, into a conceptual matrix that re-presents truth or reality.’
    • ‘Despite this he re-presented a month later after developing pain in his hip, knee, and ankle joints bilaterally associated with further malaise and lethargy.’
    1. 1.1Present (a cheque or bill) again for payment.
      ‘He has given me instructions to provide his undertaking to the court that if the cheque is re-presented it will clear.’

Pronunciation

re-present

/riːprɪˈzɛnt/