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
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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Callahan’s baritone vocals exhibit a pleasant balance of low-mid richness and high-mid crispness, while the acoustic strums and higher-register percussive hits sound bright and natural.—Joe Hindy, PCMAG, 18 Sep. 2023 During his lifetime the artist attained global fame and influence, despite his humble origins, and his paintings were exhibited in museums globally, while his imposing bronze sculptures can be found in the parks and avenues of many European and Latin American capitals.—Manuel Rueda The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 16 Sep. 2023 Diaz/Courtesy of SmokyMountains.com Week of Sept. 25 By Sept. 25, pockets of New England will be exhibiting rich fall colors.—Emma Glassman-Hughes, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2023 His work, like that of others before him, exhibits how the medium lends itself to confessional, reflective writing and how spaces in between panels offer inventive opportunities to find clarity about the trickier questions of life.—Kay Sohini, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 She’s also exhibited some taste in her choice of opening acts.—Vulture, 13 Sep. 2023 Share [Findings] Psychopaths recommend harsher punishments for homicides, whether accidental or motivated by profit, but exhibit relatively low concern about killing in general.—Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 13 Sep. 2023 Officers approached the vehicle, smelled the odor of alcohol and observed that the driver, a Shaker Heights man, 49, was exhibiting several cues of impairment.—cleveland, 8 Sep. 2023 Fallon is accused of being drunk at work and exhibiting erratic behavior.—Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 8 Sep. 2023
The exhibit, which runs until Aug. 4, 2024, includes about 400 objects — costumes, props, handwritten scripts, photographs and correspondence.—Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 18 Sep. 2023 Senators who are lawyers, from both parties, fielded colleagues’ questions about the exhibits informally, Alvarado recounted.—Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, 16 Sep. 2023 An exhibit at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute features their stories.—Char Adams, NBC News, 15 Sep. 2023 Looking at the six cities, there is a set of museums, all of which have exhibits on New Philadelphia.—Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 14 Sep. 2023 There were some small science exhibits on a mezzanine, but the venue wasn’t trying to be a science museum.—Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 14 Sep. 2023 On Wednesday, Emerson College hosts a free community reception to celebrate the final days of this impressive exhibit of photographs, videos, artifacts, and memorabilia.—Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2023 What: Concerts, midway rides, food vendors, livestock exhibits, choral festival, photography, flower show, scarecrow competition and more.—Mary Colurso | McOlurso@al.com, al, 13 Sep. 2023 Check Out the Museums Step back in time to Frisco's past at the Frisco Heritage Museum, where exhibits include pioneer items such as a log cabin, schoolhouse, old jail, a steam locomotive and caboose, Gaby's Blacksmith Shop, the Frisco Railroad Depot, historic homes, and even a windmill.—Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 12 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Latin exhibitus, past participle of exhibēre, from ex- + habēre to have, hold — more at give