presented them to the Minister

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Does this "present" have the meaning of more than just "give"? or "to give a present"?

h7)There lived a Prime Minister who was fond of fish. People in the whole country bought fish, and presented them to the Minister. However, he would not accept the presents...
 

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Then, what does it mean? Like "dedicate something to your superior"?
 

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It means 'give as a present, formally/officially', as any dictionary will tell you.
 
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