1 being present
ADJ. mere The mere presence of children in the room is enough to upset him. | constant, continued, continuing, permanent | strong The company now has a strong presence in Germany.
VERB + PRESENCE indicate, reveal, show These chemicals could indicate the presence of water on the planet. | acknowledge He acknowledged our presence with a nod of his head. | detect | grace sb with (ironic or humorous) How nice of you to grace us with your presence!
PREP. in sb's ~ He should never have made those remarks in your presence.
PHRASES make your presence felt/known She certainly made her presence felt in the boardroom.
2 number of people
ADJ. constant | military, police There was a strong police presence throughout the demonstration.
VERB + PRESENCE maintain The army maintains a constant presence in the area.
3 force of personality
ADJ. charismatic, commanding, formidable, great, imposing, powerful, strong | stage He had a formidable stage presence.
VERB + PRESENCE have