Definition of Representative:

  1. Typical of a class, group, or body of opinion.

  2. Serving as a portrayal or symbol of something.

  3. Relating to mental representation.

  4. An example of a class or group.

  5. Individual authorized to act on behalf of another such as an agent, counsel, member of legislative body, proxy, or trustee.

  6. A person chosen or appointed to act or speak for another or others.

  7. (of a legislative or deliberative assembly) consisting of people chosen to act and speak on behalf of a wider group.

Synonyms of Representative

MP, Member of Congress, Member of Parliament, Acting, Advocate, Agent, Alderman, Alter ego, Alternate, Alternative, Ambassador, Amicus curiae, Analogy, Antetype, Antitype, Apish, Archetypal, Archetype, Assemblyman, Attorney, Backup, Backup man, Badge, Banner, Biotype, Case, Case history, Case in point, Catchpole, Champion, Change, Changeling, Character, Characteristic, Chosen, Chosen freeholder, City father, Classic, Classic example, Classical, Commissioner, Comparison, Congressman, Congresswoman, Connotative, Copy, Councilman, Counterfeit, Criterion, Cross section, Delegate, Delineative, Delineatory, Democratic, Demonstration, Demonstrative, Denominative, Denotative, Depictive, Deputative, Deputy, Descriptive, Designative, Device, Diagnostic, Differentia, Double, Dummy, Earmark, Echoic, Elected, Emblem, Emblematic, Embodiment, Embodying, Emissary, Envoy, Epitome, Equal, Equivalent, Ersatz, Evidential, Evocative, Example, Exchange, Executive officer, Exemplar, Exemplary, Exemplification, Exhibitive, Explanation, Exponent, Expositive, Expressive, Faithful, Fake, Figural, Figurative, Figurehead, Fill-in, Floor leader, Fugleman, Fugler, Genotype, Ghost, Ghostwriter, Graphic, Hallmark, Ideal, Identifying, Ideographic, Idiosyncrasy, Idiosyncratic, Illustration, Illustrational, Illustrative, Image, Imitatee, Imitation, Imitative, Implicative, Incarnating, Index, Indicant, Indicating, Indicative, Indicator, Indicatory, Individual, Insignia, Instance, Keynote, Lawgiver, Lawmaker, Lead, Legate, Legislator, Lieutenant, Lifelike, Limning, Locum, Locum tenens, Majority leader, Makeshift, Mark, Meaningful, Measure, Metaphor, Metaphorical, Metonymy, Mimetic, Mimish, Minority leader, Mirror, Missionary, Model, Naming, Naturalistic, Next best thing, Note, Object lesson, Onomatopoeic, Original, Paradigm, Paradigmatic, Paranymph, Party whip, Pathognomonic, Pattern, Peculiar, Peculiarity, Personifying, Personnel, Phony, Pictographic, Pictorial, Picture, Pinch hitter, Pleader, Portraying, Precedent, Precedential, Procurator, Property, Prototypal, Prototype, Proxy, Quintessential, Realistic, Relevant instance, Relief, Rep, Replacement, Representation, Representational, Representing, Reserves, Ringer, Rule, Sample, Sampling, Seal, Second in command, Second string, Secondary, Semantic, Semiotic, Senator, Sigil, Sign, Signal, Signalizing, Signature, Significant, Significative, Signifying, Simulative, Solon, Spares, Specimen, Spokesman, Spokeswoman, Stamp, Stand-in, Standard, State senator, Sub, Substituent, Substitute, Substitution, Succedaneum, Suggestive, Superseder, Supplanter, Sure sign, Surrogate, Symbol, Symbolic, Symbolistic, Symbolizing, Symbological, Symptom, Symptomatic, Symptomatologic, Synecdoche, Telltale sign, Third string, Token, Trait, True to life, Type, Type species, Type specimen, Typical, Typical example, Typification, Typifying, Understudy, Urtext, Utility man, Utility player, Vicar, Vicar general, Vice, Vice-president, Vice-regent, Vicegerent, Vivid, Well-drawn, Whip, Spokesperson, Spokesman, Spokeswoman, Agent, Symbolic, Emblematic, Evocative, Typical, Prototypical, Characteristic, Illustrative, Indicative, Example, Specimen

How to use Representative in a sentence?

  1. The Duke of Gloucester would attend the coronation as the representative of his father, King George V.
  2. It is important to be involved in local politics, even if it just means voting in local elections, because the people who work in local politics are meant to be representative of the people in the community.
  3. These courses are representative of those taken by most Harvard undergraduates.
  4. The new government lacked a representative assembly.
  5. The show should be more representative of how women really are.
  6. Fossil representatives of lampreys and hagfishes.
  7. I am traveling to the meeting in Atlanta, because my company has chosen me to be its representative for the new trade agreement negotiations.
  8. The family hired a real estate agent to be their representative to present their proposals and conditions of the sale of their house to prospective buyers after they previewed the property.

Meaning of Representative & Representative Definition