representative


representative
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noun
ADJECTIVE
chief, leading, main
senior
sole

I was the sole representative of the committee.

appointed, designated, elected
authorized, official
field (AmE), international, local, national, regional, state
British, US, etc.
personal
legal
congressional, parliamentary, political
council, government
diplomatic
UN
special

the UN special representative for Cyprus

permanent

the Algerian permanent representative at the UN

military
business, company, corporate, industry, management, marketing, trade
customer-service, sales (also informal rep)

She's a sales rep for sports equipment.

financial, insurance, media, pharmaceutical

his success as a full-time financial representative

a panel of media representatives

employee, labour/labor, union, worker
class, student
community, public
NGO
club, committee
church
VERB + REPRESENTATIVE
appoint, appoint sb (as), choose (sb as), elect, elect sb (as), nominate (esp. BrE), nominate sb (as) (esp. BrE), select, select sb (as)
send

The association is sending representatives to the conference.

consult, consult with, meet, meet with (esp. AmE)

Management are obliged to consult with union representatives about changes to conditions.

discuss (sth) with
REPRESENTATIVE + VERB
attend sth

The negotiations were attended by representatives of several states.

vote
REPRESENTATIVE + NOUN
body

The country has a new supreme representative body.

PREPOSITION
representative for

a representative for international shipping companies

representative from, representative of

representatives from citizens' groups

representative on

a nursing representative on the infection control committee

representative to

representatives to a conference

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adj.
VERBS
be, seem
consider sb/sth
ADVERB
highly, very
fully, truly
not necessarily
broadly, fairly, reasonably

a broadly representative sample

widely

Exhibits include a widely representative collection of Greek vases.

statistically
nationally

a nationally representative picture of the employment situation

PREPOSITION
of

Is this group of people fully representative of the population in general?

Representative is used with these nouns: ↑assembly, ↑collection, ↑cross section, ↑democracy, ↑example, ↑government, ↑rugby, ↑sample, ↑selection, ↑survey

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  • Representative — Rep re*sent a*tive, n. [Cf. LL. repraesentativus.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, represents (anything); that which exhibits a likeness or similitude. [1913 Webster] A statute of Rumor, whispering an idiot in the ear, who was the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Representative — Rep re*sent a*tive ( z?nt ? t?v), a. [Cf. F. repr?sentatif.] 1. Fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude. [1913 Webster] 2. Bearing the character or power of another; acting for another or others; as, a council representative of the people.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • representative — [rep΄rə zen′tə tiv] adj. [ME < MFr or ML: MFr représentatif < ML repraesentativus] 1. representing or serving to represent; specif., a) picturing; portraying; reproducing b) acting or speaking, esp. by due authority, in the place or on… …   English World dictionary

  • representative — [adj] characteristic, typical adumbrative, archetypal, classic, classical, delineative, depictive, emblematic, evocative, exemplary, ideal, illustrative, model, presentational, prototypal, prototypical, quintessential, rep*, symbolic, symbolical; …   New thesaurus

  • representative — ► ADJECTIVE 1) typical of a class or group. 2) containing typical examples of many or all types: a representative sample. 3) (of a legislative or deliberative assembly) consisting of people chosen to act and speak on behalf of a wider group. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Representative — may refer to: *Representation *Legislator, someone who is part of a legislature *House of Representatives …   Wikipedia

  • representative — (adj.) serving to represent, late 14c., from O.Fr. representatif (early 14c.), from M.L. repræsentativus, from L. repræsentare (see REPRESENT (Cf. represent)), Meaning standing for others is from 1620s; in the political sense of holding the place …   Etymology dictionary

  • representative — n *delegate, deputy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • representative — A person appointed on behalf of another to carry out the acts and formalities required by customs rules. Representatives may be either Direct or Indirect. A representative must state who they are acting on behalf of, specify the type of… …   Financial and business terms


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