representrep·re·sent /ˌreprɪˈzent/ verb [transitiveT] 1to speak or go somewhere officially in order to state the views, opinions etc of another person or group of people
Workers hired during the strike are opposed to being represented by the union.
A Baltimore law firm will represent the company in the case.
2if something represents a proportion of something else, it is equal to it
The sale represents only 1.6% of the company’s average daily production.
Russia represented 85% of the market for Czech exports.
3if part of a graph, chart etc represents something, it shows that information
The blue line represents the target income for the planning period.