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rĕ-praesento, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.

I. To bring before one, to bring back; to show, exhibit, display, manifest, represent (class.): per quas (visiones) imagines rerum absentium ita repraesentantur animo, ut eas cernere oculis ac praesentes habere videamur, Quint. 6, 2, 29: memoriae vis repraesentat aliquid, id. 11, 2, 1; cf. Plin. Ep. 9, 28, 3: quod templum repraesentabat memoriam consulatūs mei, Cic. Sest. 11, 26: si quis vultu torvo ferus simulet Catonem, Virtutemne repraesentet moresque Catonis? Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 14: imbecillitatem ingenii mei, Val. Max. 2, 7, 6: movendi ratio aut in repraesentandis est aut imitandis adfectibus, Quint. 11, 3, 156: urbis species repraesentabatur animis, Curt. 3, 10, 7; cf.: affectum patris amissi, Plin. Ep. 4, 19, 1: nam et vera esse et apte ad repraesentandam iram deūm ficta possunt, Liv. 8, 6, 3 Weissenb. ad loc.: volumina, to recite, repeat, Plin. 7, 24, 24, 89: viridem saporem olivarum etiam post annum, Col. 12, 47, 8: faciem veri maris, id. 8, 17, 6: colorem constantius, to show, exhibit, Plin. 37, 8, 33, 112: vicem olei, i. e. to supply the place of, id. 28, 10, 45, 160; cf. id. 18, 14, 36, 134.—

B. Of painters, sculptors, etc., to represent, portray, etc. (post-Aug. for adumbro): Niceratus repraesentavit Alcibiadem, Plin. 34, 8, 19, 88.—With se, to present one's self, be present, Col. 1, 8, 11; 11, 1, 26; Dig. 48, 5, 15, 3.—

II. In partic., mercant. t. t., to pay immediately or on the spot; to pay in ready money: reliquae pecuniae vel usuram Silio pendemus, dum a Faberio vel ab aliquo qui Faberio debet, repraesentabimus, shall be enabled to pay immediately, Cic. Att. 12, 25, 1; 12, 29, 2: summam, Suet. Aug. 101: legata, id. Calig. 16: mercedem, id. Claud. 18; id. Oth. 5; Front. Strat. 1, 11, 2 Oud. N. cr.: dies promissorum adest: quem etiam repraesentabo, si adveneris, shall even anticipate, Cic. Fam. 16, 14, 2; cf. fideicommissum, to discharge immediately or in advance, Dig. 35, 1, 36.—

B. Transf., in gen., to do, perform, or execute any act immediately, without delay, forthwith; hence, not to defer or put off; to hasten (good prose): se, quod in longiorem diem collaturus esset, repraesentaturum et proximā nocte castra moturum, Caes. B. G. 1, 40: festinasse se repraesentare consilium, Curt. 6, 11, 33: petis a me, ut id quod in diem suum dixeram debere differri, repraesentem, Sen. Ep. 95, 1; and Front. Aquaed. 119 fin.: neque exspectare temporis medicinam, quam repraesentare ratione possimus, to apply it immediately, Cic. Fam. 5, 16, 6; so, improbitatem suam, to hurry on, id. Att. 16, 2, 3: spectaculum, Suet. Calig. 58: tormenta poenasque, id. Claud. 34: poenam, Phaedr. 3, 10, 32; Val. Max. 6, 5, ext. 4: verbera et plagas, Suet. Vit. 10: vocem, to sing immediately, id. Ner. 21 et saep.: si repraesentari morte meā libertas civitatis potest, can be immediately recovered, Cic. Phil. 2, 46, 118: minas irasque caelestes, to fulfil immediately, Liv. 2, 36, 6 Weissenb. ad loc.; cf. Suet. Claud. 38: judicia repraesentata, held on the spot, without preparation, Quint. 10, 7, 2.—

C. To represent, stand in the place of (late Lat.): nostra per eum repraesentetur auctoritas, Greg. M. Ep. 1, 1.