Christmas, holiday (AmE)
anniversary, birthday, graduation (esp. AmE), house-warming, wedding
going-away (esp. AmE), leaving (esp. BrE)
unwanted (esp. BrE)

Customers may return unwanted presents in exchange for vouchers.

get, receive
bring sb, give sb, send sb

At Christmas, family and friends exchange presents.

hand out

Santa Claus handed out presents to the children.

open, unwrap
present for

a present for my daughter

present from, present to

It's a present to us all from Granny.

make sb a present of sth

My nephew loves this bike so I'm going to make him a present of it.

clearly, well

The arguments were well researched and clearly presented.

attractively, neatly

The papers are only briefly presented here.


The results are presented graphically in Figure 2.

orally, visually

The results can be presented visually in the form of a graph.


The launch is to be formally presented to trade partners in early summer.

aim to, attempt to, seek to, strive to, try to

We have tried to present both sides of the debate.

be designed to

Hotel brochures are designed to present the most attractive aspects of the hotel.

fail to

This book fails to present her story in a coherent manner.


He likes to present himself as a radical politician.


These two techniques are presented for illustration only.


He presented the information to his colleagues.


the ever present risk of pollution


Simply to be physically present was all that was required.


Bacteria are naturally present in the environment.

past and present

a list of all club members, past and present

Present is used with these nouns: ↑century, ↑circumstance, ↑climate, ↑context, ↑crisis, ↑decade, ↑epoch, ↑era, ↑form, ↑generation, ↑impasse, ↑incarnation, ↑inhabitant, ↑occupant, ↑owner, ↑parliament, ↑phase, ↑position, ↑predicament, ↑preoccupation, ↑prime minister, ↑regime, ↑research, ↑situation, ↑state, ↑study, ↑tense, ↑whereabouts, ↑work

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  • Present — Pres ent, n. [Cf. F. pr[ e]sent. See {Present}, a.] 1. Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present. [1913 Webster] Past and present, wound in one. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Law)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pre*sent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Presenting}.] [F. pr[ e]senter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See {Present}, a.] 1. To bring or introduce into the presence of some one, especially of a superior; to introduce… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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