Synonyms for representative


1. representative, negotiator, negotiant, treater
usage: a person who represents others
2. spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voice, advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent
usage: an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
3. congressman, congresswoman, representative, legislator
usage: a member of the United States House of Representatives
4. example, illustration, instance, representative, information
usage: an item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"


1. representative, typical (vs. atypical)
usage: serving to represent or typify; "representative moviegoers"; "a representative modern play"
2. representative (vs. nonrepresentative), allegorical, allegoric, emblematic, emblematical, symbolic, symbolical
usage: standing for something else; "the bald eagle is representative of the United States"
3. representative, democratic (vs. undemocratic)
usage: being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives; "representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people"
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