present someone with

give (something) to someone in such a way.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • present — pres|ent1 [ prezənt ] adjective *** 1. ) only before noun existing or happening now: The present situation cannot be allowed to continue. In his present emotional state, he is capable of doing anything. The present owners purchased the farm in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • present */*/*/ — I UK [ˈprez(ə)nt] / US [ˈprezənt] adjective 1) a) [only before noun] existing or happening now The present situation cannot be allowed to continue. In his present emotional state, he is capable of doing anything. The present owners purchased the… …   English dictionary

  • present — I EXISTING OR HAPPENING NOW ♦♦ (Pronounced [[t]pre̱z(ə)nt[/t]] in present 1, 2, and 3, and [[t]prɪze̱nt[/t]] in present 4.) 1) ADJ: ADJ n You use present to describe things and people that exist now, rather than those that existed in the past or… …   English dictionary

  • present — present1 [ prɛz(ə)nt] adjective 1》 being or occurring in a particular place. 2》 existing or occurring now. 3》 Grammar (of a tense) expressing an action now going on or habitually performed, or a condition now existing. noun 1》 (usu. the present)… …   English new terms dictionary

  • present — present1 presentness, n. /prez euhnt/, adj. 1. being, existing, or occurring at this time or now; current: the present ruler. 2. at this time; at hand; immediate: articles for present use. 3. Gram. a. noting an action or state occurring at the… …   Universalium

  • present — I. /ˈprɛzənt / (say prezuhnt) adjective 1. being, existing, or occurring at this time or now: the present ruler. 2. for the time being: articles for present use. 3. Grammar designating a tense denoting an action or state in process at the moment… …   Australian English dictionary

  • present — [prez′ənt; ] for v. [ prē zent′, prizent′] adj. [OFr < L praesens, prp. of praeesse, to be present < prae , before (see PRE ) + esse, to be (see ESSENCE)] 1. a) being at the specified or understood place; at hand; in attendance b) existing… …   English World dictionary

  • present — pre‧sent [prɪˈzent] verb [transitive] 1. to make a speech introducing an idea, plan etc to be considered: • a lack of evidence presented by prosecutors present something to somebody • The company has until July to restructure its debt and present …   Financial and business terms

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