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Synonyms for representative

Synonyms for (noun) representative

Synonyms: representative, illustration, instance, example Definition: an item of information that is typical of a class or group Usage: this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome; there is an example on page 10

Similar words: information Definition: knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

Synonyms: congressman, congresswoman, representative Definition: a member of the United States House of Representatives

Similar words: legislator Definition: someone who makes or enacts laws

Synonyms: representative Definition: a person who represents others

Similar words: negotiant, negotiator, treater Definition: someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)

Synonyms: spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voice Definition: an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose Usage: the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government

Similar words: advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent Definition: a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

Synonyms for (adjective) representative

Synonyms: representative Definition: being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives Usage: representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people

Similar words: democratic Definition: characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality Usage: democratic government; a democratic country; a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords- George du Maurier

Synonyms: representative Definition: standing for something else Usage: the bald eagle is representative of the United States

Similar words: allegoric, allegorical Definition: used in or characteristic of or containing allegory Usage: allegorical stories; an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army

Similar words: emblematic, emblematical, symbolic, symbolical Definition: serving as a visible symbol for something abstract Usage: a crown is emblematic of royalty; the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish

Synonyms: representative Definition: serving to represent or typify Usage: representative moviegoers; a representative modern play

Similar words: typical Definition: exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category Usage: a typical American girl; a typical suburban community; the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year; a painting typical of the Impressionist school; a typical romantic poem; a typical case of arteritis