exhibit

verb
ex·​hib·​it | \ ig-ˈzi-bət How to pronounce exhibit (audio) \
exhibited; exhibiting; exhibits

Definition of exhibit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to submit (something, such as a document) to a court or officer in course of proceedings also : to present or offer officially or in legal form
2 : to present to view: such as
a : to show or display outwardly especially by visible signs or actions exhibited no fear
b : to have as a readily discernible quality or feature in all cultures we know, men exhibit an aesthetic sense— H. J. Muller
c : to show publicly especially for purposes of competition or demonstration exhibit a collection of artifacts

intransitive verb

: to display something for public inspection

exhibit

noun

Definition of exhibit (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a document or material object produced and identified in court or before an examiner for use as evidence
2 : something exhibited
3 : an act or instance of exhibiting : exhibition

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Other Words from exhibit

Verb

exhibitive \ ig-​ˈzi-​bə-​tiv How to pronounce exhibit (audio) \ adjective
exhibitor \ ig-​ˈzi-​bə-​tər How to pronounce exhibit (audio) \ noun
exhibitory \ ig-​ˈzi-​bə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce exhibit (audio) \ adjective

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Verb

show, exhibit, display, expose, parade, flaunt mean to present so as to invite notice or attention. show implies no more than enabling another to see or examine. showed her snapshots to the whole group exhibit stresses putting forward prominently or openly. exhibit paintings at a gallery display emphasizes putting in a position where others may see to advantage. display sale items expose suggests bringing forth from concealment and displaying. sought to expose the hypocrisy of the town fathers parade implies an ostentatious or arrogant displaying. parading their piety for all to see flaunt suggests a shameless, boastful, often offensive parading. nouveaux riches flaunting their wealth

Examples of exhibit in a Sentence

Verb They will be exhibiting a collection of paintings. He proudly exhibited his trophy. He first exhibited an interest in music when he was very young. The patient exhibited signs of the disease. Noun The show includes dozens of interesting exhibits. Have you seen the new photography exhibit? introduced the weapons into evidence as exhibits A and B
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Although some Volvos can exhibit a sharp, flinty ride, our test car's air springs helped lend it a comfortable comportment that never felt uncouth. Annie White, Car and Driver, 16 July 2021 Quark matter might have even more peculiar properties: it is expected to be similar to the state of electrons in a metal, and perhaps even exhibit a type of superconductivity. Priyamvada Natarajan, The New York Review of Books, 15 June 2021 Mehta, for example, has shown that if overall brain activity follows an oscillating pattern, and if individual neurons increase their firing rate in particular locations, those neurons can automatically exhibit phase precession. Grace Huckins, Wired, 11 June 2021 The divide is admittedly convenient for the drama but does patently exhibit Paul’s inner conflict. Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2021 The collection called, Sixième Sens (sixth sense), uses geometric patterns, contrasting textures and other visual patterns to create seven necklaces and rings that exhibit optical illusions and graphic design themes. Anthony Demarco, Forbes, 27 June 2021 In a potentially more ominous development, groups are working on open source versions of these language models that could exhibit the same weaknesses and share them more widely. Khari Johnson, Wired, 17 June 2021 If his past rallies are any indication, Trump could draw much of the attention to himself and away from 2022 candidates as his unscripted speeches meander through a series of topics that rarely exhibit message discipline. al, 4 June 2021 If his past rallies are any indication, Trump could draw much of the attention to himself and away from 2022 candidates as his unscripted speeches meander through a series of topics that rarely exhibit message discipline. Mark Niquette, Bloomberg.com, 4 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun After the snake lunges towards the animal, the gorilla runs off to another part of the exhibit. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 1 July 2021 Atlantis is now the centerpiece of an exhibit at the visitor complex. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, 30 June 2021 Co-sponsors of the exhibit wiill be KY Jelly and Spider Tack. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 June 2021 The singer will discuss her career and perform in concert on August 1st of this year at the CMA Theater in support of the exhibit. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 23 June 2021 And with such a large space to work with - three times bigger than Toronto, the previous record holder - producers of the exhibit have turned to Tony- and Emmy Award-winning set designer David Korins for his creative expertise. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 9 June 2021 At first, the location of the exhibit in Dallas was a secret. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 8 June 2021 Ruby City’s part of the exhibit will be up Aug. 1-Jan. 30. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 1 June 2021 As the country begins to mend from Covid-19, the parallel of the exhibit is uncanny — the museum itself arose as means to heal from death during the earlier pandemic. New York Times, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of exhibit

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for exhibit

Verb

Middle English, from Latin exhibitus, past participle of exhibēre, from ex- + habēre to have, hold — more at give

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The first known use of exhibit was in the 15th century

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23 Jul 2021

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More Definitions for exhibit

exhibit

verb

English Language Learners Definition of exhibit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make (a painting, sculpture, etc.) available for people to see
somewhat formal : to show or reveal (something)

exhibit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of exhibit (Entry 2 of 2)

: an object or a collection of objects that have been put out in a public space for people to look at : something shown in an exhibition
chiefly US : a
: an object that is used as evidence in a court of law

exhibit

verb
ex·​hib·​it | \ ig-ˈzi-bət How to pronounce exhibit (audio) \
exhibited; exhibiting

Kids Definition of exhibit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to show by outward signs : reveal The child exhibited interest in music.
2 : to put on display I'm exhibiting my art.

exhibit

noun

Kids Definition of exhibit (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an article or collection shown in an exhibition a museum exhibit
2 : an object or document presented as evidence in a court of law

exhibit

transitive verb
ex·​hib·​it

Legal Definition of exhibit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to submit (as a document) to a court or officer in the course of proceedings also : to present or offer officially or in legal form
2 : to present to view or display outwardly

Other Words from exhibit

exhibitor noun

exhibit

noun

Legal Definition of exhibit (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a document or object produced and identified in court as evidence
b : a document labeled with an identifying mark (as a number or letter) and appended to a writing (as a brief) to which it is relevant
2 : something exhibited
3 : an act or instance of exhibiting

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