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1. representative

noun. ['ˌrɛprəˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprəˈzɛnətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnətɪv'] a person who represents others.

Synonyms

  • negotiant
  • resident commissioner
  • assemblywoman
  • contact
  • middleman
  • alderman
  • assemblyman
  • head of state
  • agent
  • negotiator
  • union representative
  • envoy
  • treater
  • delegate
  • emissary
  • chief of state

Antonyms

  • international law
  • succeeding
  • blame
  • abstain

Etymology

  • representatif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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How do you pronounce representative?

Pronounce representative as ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnətɪv.

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How do you spell representative? Is it representive ?

A common misspelling of representative is representive

Example sentences of the word representative


1. Noun, singular or mass
The representative should be able to provide you with the estate tax ID number listed for the bank account.

2. Adjective
These properties are representative of the range of possibilities.

Quotes containing the word representative


1. Cervantes is the most important Spanish writer. But he is not the most representative of the Spanish. His irony, his sense of humor - they are too subtle to seem Spanish.
- Antonio Munoz Molina

2. representative

noun. ['ˌrɛprəˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprəˈzɛnətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnətɪv'] an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose.

Synonyms

  • traveling salesman
  • proponent
  • exponent
  • voice
  • advocate
  • travelling salesman
  • flak
  • advocator
  • spokeswoman
  • spokesperson
  • commercial traveller
  • bagman
  • roadman
  • mouth
  • commercial traveler
  • interpreter
  • ambassador
  • flack
  • flack catcher
  • spokesman
  • flak catcher

Antonyms

  • atypicality
  • uncharacteristic
  • abnormal
  • appointive

Etymology

  • representatif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. representative

noun. ['ˌrɛprəˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprəˈzɛnətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnətɪv'] a member of the United States House of Representatives.

Synonyms

  • legislator
  • congresswoman
  • rep

Antonyms

  • special agent
  • general agent
  • demote
  • promote

Etymology

  • representatif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. representative

adjective. ['ˌrɛprəˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprəˈzɛnətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnətɪv'] serving to represent or typify.

Antonyms

  • close up

Etymology

  • representatif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. representative

adjective. ['ˌrɛprəˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprəˈzɛnətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnətɪv'] standing for something else.

Synonyms

  • symbolic
  • symbolical
  • allegoric
  • emblematical
  • emblematic

Antonyms

  • devoice
  • passive voice
  • active voice
  • silence

Etymology

  • representatif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. representative

adjective. ['ˌrɛprəˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprəˈzɛnətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnətɪv'] being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives.

Antonyms

  • nonpartisan

Etymology

  • representatif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. representative

noun. ['ˌrɛprəˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv, ˌrɛprəˈzɛnətɪv, ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnətɪv'] an item of information that is typical of a class or group.

Synonyms

  • case in point
  • apology
  • information
  • instance
  • illustration
  • precedent
  • specimen
  • quintessence
  • example
  • excuse
  • sample

Antonyms

  • shout
  • specify
  • diverge
  • foul ball

Etymology

  • representatif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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