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 Marionette, who was four years older, saw her stepbrother exhibit other perplexing behaviors. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 May 2021 Lekwauwa said that some children who have already partially returned to school, including those who transitioned from fully remote learning to a hybrid mode, exhibit intense anxiety and distress. Eliza Fawcett, courant.com, 22 May 2021 But researchers such as Mara Mather at the University of Southern California find that older adults often exhibit greater prefrontal cortex activity than younger adults when processing emotions. Tim Vernimmen, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 May 2021 Whether Sarkisian will exhibit more aggressive tendencies in the regular season or if his play calling was simply to give his team extra reps on specific plays remains to be seen. Stephen Wagner, Dallas News, 24 Apr. 2021 Some psychologists suggest people with less means may exhibit these behaviors because their survival is dependent on social connection. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2021 Bad leadership is the subject of many studies and books, and there is no lack of evidence of the traits, qualities and behaviors that poor leaders exhibit to demotivate and discourage employees. Dana Kaland, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Near- to below-average sea surface temperatures are present in the tropical Atlantic, while the subtropics exhibit positive temperature anomalies. Washington Post, 20 May 2021 The Dallas Museum of Art is bringing its Frida Kahlo exhibit to downtown Garland via a pop-up installation. Dallas News, 12 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ellicott City 2021 exhibit will be available on the center’s website. Katie V. Jones, baltimoresun.com, 3 June 2021 The Hall of Fame is also planning to create a special Bengals exhibit for the day. Tyler Dragon, The Enquirer, 2 June 2021 The June 4 Museum's spring exhibit was about how much the events of Tiananmen Square mirror the protests of the past few years in Hong Kong. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 2 June 2021 Biden briefly toured an exhibit at the center, at times stepping closer to peer at framed historic photographs, before he was escorted into a private meeting with the three survivors. Jonathan Lemire, Anchorage Daily News, 2 June 2021 The exhibit is set to close in late June but might be extended. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, 2 June 2021 From blood drives to vigils and an exhibit, there are many events in Central Florida that honor Pulse victims, survivors and first responders as well as bring the community together. Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, 2 June 2021 This five-city tour will also mark the first time that the portraits are leaving Washington, D.C., and the first time that both Obamas’ portraits will be displayed in the same exhibit together. Essence, 2 June 2021 In April 2020, right around the time the world was shutting down, Silva was one of eight women featured in a new Smithsonian exhibit celebrating female gamechangers in different industries. Lisette Voytko, Forbes, 2 June 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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5 Jun 2021

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“Exhibit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exhibit. Accessed 15 Jun. 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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