show oneself

Definition of show oneself

  1. 1 :  to move out from a hidden place so that one can be seen The guard ordered him to show himself.

  2. 2 :  to show that one is a particular kind of person, that one has a particular skill, etc. She has shown herself capable of running the company. —often followed by to be They showed themselves to be cowards.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause or permit to be seen :  exhibit

    :  to offer for sale

    :  to present as a public spectacle :  perform

  1. :  a demonstrative display

    :  outward appearance

    :  a false semblance :  pretense

  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

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to criticize severely

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