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

The annual award is given to rising fashion designers who exhibit talent, originality, a strong sense of community, and sustainable practices, according to Buckingham Palace. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Duchess Camilla Sits Front-Row at London Fashion Week on the Queen's Behalf," 19 Feb. 2019 Since Art Basel’s founding, the galleries that exhibit there have been chosen by a committee of gallerists. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "Parties, private jets, and multimillion-dollar paintings: Art Basel, explained," 6 Dec. 2018 Corporate leaders are only slightly more likely to have strong psychopathic tendencies than other groups—and CEOs that exhibit those tendencies are less likely to be viewed as effective leaders. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Acting like a psychopath is great for male CEOs, not so much for women," 26 Oct. 2018 As Bustle pointed out, PDA is actually healthy, and studies have shown that couples who exhibit PDA are often more satisfied than those who don't, and more comfortable with their partner. Emily Wang, Teen Vogue, "Justin Bieber Reportedly Gushed About Hailey Baldwin's "Hot"-ness to a Waiter," 30 July 2018 Fishbowl, a restaurant data firm, recognized True Food Kitchen as No.1 on its list of emerging brands, which is is made up of restaurants that exhibit strong promise of potential growth in the upcoming year. Hailey Mensik, chicagotribune.com, "True Food Kitchen to expand — with Oprah’s help," 11 July 2018 See, the freezer that the Germans launched has the ability to make atoms clump together in a cloud-like blob called a Bose-Einstein condensate—a phase of matter that exhibits some truly bizarre properties. Sophia Chen, WIRED, "The Quest to Make Super Cold Quantum Blobs in Space," 25 June 2018 But instead of going to a tailor, the company just started looking in the clown costume aisle with its Chrome OS, as exhibited by the distinctly doofy Pixel Slate. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Google keeps failing to understand tablets," 29 Nov. 2018 Zinke himself tendencies exhibited by former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that have invited scrutiny from lawmakers. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Ryan Zinke to the oil and gas industry: “Our government should work for you”," 21 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

On March 8, informative conferences, lively rallies, and powerful art exhibits occur in honor of women. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Why International Women's Day Is Celebrated on March 8," 28 Feb. 2019 Dallas Museum of Art 's Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe exhibit launches November 18 and runs through February 24, celebrating the life and art of Georgia's younger sister. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Dallas in November 2018," 12 Nov. 2018 More of them exhibit symptoms like mine—shortness of breath; muscle weakness and fatigue; profuse, cold sweating; atypical chest pain (or arm, jaw and back pain) and indigestion. Robin Oliveira, WSJ, "‘I Had No Idea I Was Having a Heart Attack’: For Women, Cardiac Arrests Are Unseen Killers," 15 Feb. 2019 The exhibit aims to show the impact nature has on physical and mental health—two of Middleton’s signature causes. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Kate Middleton Is Designing an Amazing Garden," 11 Feb. 2019 Kayne’s ideas about race, gender, and politics highlight the deeper commitments to misogynoir and anti-Blackness that too many Black men exhibit when those behaviors grant greater access to power. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "Kanye West Is What Internalized Racism and Misogyny Looks Like," 17 Oct. 2018 Jacques looked particularly taken by Gorilla exhibit, staring upon a particular specimen beating its chest. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Princess Charlene of Monaco Took Her Royal Twins on a Whirlwind Trip to New York," 18 Jan. 2019 The family has become a regular figure in philanthropy, helping fund art exhibits including the Sackler Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "Purdue Pharma Family Had Heavy Hand in Opioid Marketing, Complaint Says," 15 Jan. 2019 Other defendants include former police officers, the photo exhibit’s organizer, a former Turkish intelligence agent and a former Turkish newspaper columnist who also now lives in the United States. Suzan Fraser, The Seattle Times, "Turkey: 28 on trial over Russian ambassador’s slaying," 8 Jan. 2019

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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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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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