existing or happening now
in the present situation
the present owner of the house
a list of all club members, past and present
We do not have any more information at the present time .
A few brief comments are sufficient for present purposes .
of a person
being in a particular place
There were 200 people present at the meeting.
of a thing or a substance
existing in a particular place or thing
Levels of pollution present in the atmosphere are increasing.
Analysis showed that traces of arsenic were present in the body.
used to say that all the things or people who should be there are now there
used after being rude or critical about sb to say that the people you are talking to are not included in the criticism
a thing that you give to sb as a gift
birthday/Christmas/wedding, etc. presents
What can I get him for a birthday present?
the time now
You've got to forget the past and start living in the present.
I'm sorry he's out at present (= now) .
for now; for a short time
This house is big enough for the moment, but we'll have to move if we have children.
now is the best time to do sth, not in the future
to give sth to sb, especially formally at a ceremony
The local MP will start the race and present the prizes.
On his retirement, colleagues presented him with a set of golf clubs.
The sword was presented by the family to the museum.
sth to be considered
to show or offer sth for other people to look at or consider
The committee will present its final report to Parliament in June.
Eight options were presented for consideration.
Are you presenting a paper at the conference?
sth in particular way
to show or describe sth/sb in a particular way
The company has decided it must present a more modern image.
It is essential that we present a united front (= show that we all agree) .
You need to present yourself better.
He likes to present himself as a radical politician.
The article presents these proposals as misguided.
sb with problem
to cause sth to happen or be experienced
Your request shouldn't present us with any problems.
Use of these chemicals may present a fire risk.
of an opportunity, a solution, etc.
to suddenly happen or become available
One major problem did present itself, though.
As soon as the opportunity presented itself, she would get another job.
Thankfully, a solution presented itself to him surprisingly soon.
广播 / 电视节目
to appear in a radio or television programme and introduce the different items in it
She used to present a gardening programme on TV.
to produce a show, play, broadcast, etc. for the public
Compass Theatre Company presents a new production of ‘King Lear’.
to introduce sb formally, especially to sb of higher rank or status
May I present my fiancé to you?
to officially appear somewhere
You will be asked to present yourself for interview.
She was ordered to present herself in court on 20 May.
to offer or express sth in speech or writing
Please allow me to present my apologies.
to give sb a cheque or bill that they should pay
A cheque presented by Mr Jackson was returned by the bank.
The builders presented a bill for several hundred pounds.
to hold a rifle vertical in front of the body as a mark of respect
Actual does not mean current or present . It means ‘real’ or ‘exact’, and is often used in contrast with something that is not seen as real or exact.
I need the actual figures, not an estimate.
Present means ‘existing or happening now ’
How long have you been in your present job?
Current also means ‘existing or happening now’, but can suggest that the situation is temporary.
The factory cannot continue its current level of production.
actually无现在、目前之意，表示此义用currently、at present或at the moment。
Actually does not mean ‘at the present time’. Use currently , at present or at the moment instead.