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as in exhibition
a public showing of objects of interest a touring exhibit of national treasures from the Smithsonian Institution

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How is the word exhibit different from other verbs like it?

Some common synonyms of exhibit are display, expose, flaunt, parade, and show. While all these words mean "to present so as to invite notice or attention," exhibit stresses putting forward prominently or openly.

exhibit paintings at a gallery

When could display be used to replace exhibit?

The meanings of display and exhibit largely overlap; however, display emphasizes putting in a position where others may see to advantage.

display sale items

When can expose be used instead of exhibit?

The words expose and exhibit are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, expose suggests bringing forth from concealment and displaying.

sought to expose the hypocrisy of the town fathers

When is it sensible to use flaunt instead of exhibit?

The synonyms flaunt and exhibit are sometimes interchangeable, but flaunt suggests a shameless, boastful, often offensive parading.

nouveaux riches flaunting their wealth

When is parade a more appropriate choice than exhibit?

While the synonyms parade and exhibit are close in meaning, parade implies an ostentatious or arrogant displaying.

parading their piety for all to see

When would show be a good substitute for exhibit?

Although the words show and exhibit have much in common, show implies no more than enabling another to see or examine.

showed her snapshots to the whole group

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“Exhibit.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/exhibit. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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