transitive verb os·ten·tate \ˈästən‧ˌtāt\

Definition of ostentate


  1. :  to display ostentatiously the front door ostentated a brass plate — Israel Zangwill

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Origin and Etymology of ostentate

Latin ostentatus, past participle of ostentare, from ostentus, past participle of ostendere to show

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a trip made at another's expense

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