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present noun ( SOMETHING GIVEN )

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present noun ( NOW )

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present adjective ( IN A PLACE )

present adjective ( NOW )

present verb ( GIVE )

present verb ( INTRODUCE )

present verb ( SHOW SIGNS OF ILLNESS )

present | Intermediate English

Present adjective [not gradable] ( grammar ), present adjective [not gradable] ( place ), present verb [t] ( provide ), present verb [t] ( cause ), present verb [t] ( introduce ), present | business english, examples of present, translations of present.

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We’re pleased to be present in so many relationships this year, even more so than before.

Republicans, by many accounts, aren’t even considering the arguments being present ed in the trial.

We should request that staff conduct a feasibility study and to present the results of that study to this committee by the end of the year.

In five years of Insights puzzles, we’ve tried to present questions that lived up to the column’s name.

He was a tough guy, but also admired and respected by his players and most in the media, present company included.

In his view, a writer has only one duty: to be present in his books.

Angelina Jolie was able to seemingly glide into the Vatican on Thursday to present her new film ‘Unbroken.’

Disordered eating is also linked to higher rates of depression and anxiety, both in the present and in the future.

In the middle of all of that past suffering and present -day conflict, this Cosby bomb was dropped.

The account goes some way in showing just how present the Quds and other forces are in Iraq at this point in time.

But Mrs. Dodd, the present vicar's wife, retained the precious prerogative of choosing the book to be read at the monthly Dorcas.

The Rev. Alonzo Barnard, seventy-one years of age, accompanied by his daughter, was present .

Several pioneers familiar with the facts of the tragedy at the time of its occurrence were also present .

Bacteria, when present in great numbers, give a uniform cloud which cannot be removed by ordinary filtration.

At present , Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.

British Dictionary definitions for present (1 of 2)

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see all present and accounted for; at present; for the moment (present); no time like the present.

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Hannah was the guest of honor and presented the prizes .

We are very pleased to have been presented with this prestigious award .

Finally the mayor presented the medals to the winners .

It was argued that the group ’s activities presented a threat to national security .

Despite its free-market reforms , the country still presents foreign investors with a challenge .

The task should present no difficulty for someone with her experience .

The commission presented its report in October.

Barnes subsequently presented the case to a meeting of the joint subcommittee .

The movie presents a disturbing image of youth culture .

Statistics can be used to challenge theories that are presented as facts .

In the early days of the election he sought to present himself as a family man.

Next week the theater presents Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen .

Miss Abbott, may I present the author Anne Rice ?

They hovered around, hoping to be presented to the celebrities .

The soldiers stopped them and said they must present their papers .

He presented his passport to the guard for inspection .

He has asked me to present his apologies for his absence .

Children presenting with respiratory infections were given chest x-rays.

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presented; presents; presenting

The word present has multiple meanings, most of which concern giving (a present is a gift) or time (the present is right now).

The verb present might mean to deliver something like a speech, or perform something like a play. On formal occasions, when we present someone, we introduce them, usually to a group or to the public. Present might also mean "to submit" or "hand over." In grammar, the present tense expresses actions or states occurring at the time we're speaking of them, that is to say, at this moment.

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pres·ent  1

Pre·sent  2, pres•ent 1, pre•sent 2.

You use present in front of a noun to show that you are talking about something that exists now, rather than about something in the past or future.

You also use present in front of a noun to show that you are talking about the person who has a job, role, or title now, rather than someone who had it in the past or will have it in the future.

When present is used after be , it has a different meaning. If someone is present at an event, they are there.

Be Careful! Don't use any preposition except at in sentences like these. Don't say, for example ' Several reporters were present in the event '.

If it is clear what event you are talking about, you can just say that someone is present .

You can also use present with this meaning immediately after a noun.

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— presenter

all present and accounted for

present company excepted/excluded

present writer


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[Footnote: If the present ends in _e_, the _e_ is dropped when _ed_ is added; as, lov_e_, lov_ed_; believ_e_, believ_ed_.] +An _Irregular Verb_ is one that does not form its past tense and past participle by adding _ed_ to the present+.

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The pronoun _I_ should always be capitalized, and should, when used as part of a compound subject, be placed second; as, _James and I were present , not I and James were present_.

Practical Grammar and Composition

+ -- _He promised me a present = A present was promised me_ (regular) = _I was promised a present_ (idiomatic).

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"Well," she said, "that's all -- at present "; it had suddenly occurred to her that apprehension was a good thing; "_at present_," she repeated darkly; "and Blair, remember; thieves go to hell."

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All that you mean to say, therefore, is that the present state of the system is defined by equations into which differential coefficients enter, such as _ds_ | _dt_, _dv_ | _dt_, that is to say, at bottom, _present_ velocities and _present_ accelerations.

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The principal parts of the Latin verb are the _first person singular of the present indicative_, the _present infinitive_, the _first person singular of the perfect indicative_, and _the perfect passive participle.

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From the present stem are formed the _present_, _imperfect_, and

He rightly thinks that the weakness of our _ present _ units is _the_ real weakness: he thinks we are far more in need of drafts than of fresh units; he suggests that a rider be sent now to insist that the estimates in yesterday's cable were only made on the assumption that my present force is kept up to strength.

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