• To bring (someone) into the presence of (a person); to introduce formally.
  • To nominate (a member of the clergy) for an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution.
  • To offer (a problem, complaint) to a court or other authority for consideration.
  • To charge (a person) with a crime or accusation; to bring before court.
  • To come forward, appear in a particular place or before a particular person, especially formally.
  • To put (something) forward in order for it to be seen; to show, exhibit.
  • To make clear to one's mind or intelligence; to put forward for consideration.
  • To put on, stage (a play etc.).
  • To point (a firearm) at something, to hold (a weapon) in a position ready to fire.
  • To offer oneself for mental consideration; to occur to the mind.
  • To come to the attention of medical staff, especially with a specific symptom.
  • To appear (in a specific way) for delivery (of a fetus); to appear first at the mouth of the uterus during childbirth.
  • To appear or represent oneself (as having a certain gender).
  • To act as presenter on (a radio, television programme etc.).
  • To give a gift or presentation to (someone).
  • To give (a gift or presentation) to someone; to bestow.
  • To deliver (something abstract) as though as a gift; to offer.
  • To hand over (a bill etc.) to be paid.
  • To display one's female genitalia in a way that signals to others that one is ready for copulation. Also referred to as lordosis behaviour.
  • In omegaverse fiction, to have one's secondary sex (alpha, omega, or beta) become apparent, typically at puberty.


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  • From Middle English present, from Old French present, from Latin praesent-, praesens present participle of praesum, from Latin prae- ("pre-") + sum.
  • From Middle English presenten, from Old French presenter, from Latin praesentō, from praesens, present participle of praeesse.

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