[noun] the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow" Synonyms: nowadays
[noun] something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife"
[noun] a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking Synonyms: tense
[verb] show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington" Synonyms: show, demo, exhibit, demonstrate
[verb] bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason" Synonyms: relay out
[verb] perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'" Synonyms: stage, re
[verb] introduce; "This poses an interesting question" Synonyms: pose
[verb] give, especially as a reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation" Synonyms: award
[verb] give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?" Synonyms: give, gift
[verb] deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students" Synonyms: deliver
[verb] cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community" Synonyms: introduce, acquaint
[verb] represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting" Synonyms: portray
[verb] present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us" Synonyms: confront, face
[verb] formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
[verb] recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute" Synonyms: salute
[adjective] temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"
[adjective] spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place; "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"