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parade

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a body of individuals moving along in an orderly and often ceremonial way
  • a Fourth of July parade

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parade

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of parade (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to move along with a steady regular step especially in a group
  • the marching band paraded past jubilant crowds

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2 to present so as to invite notice or attention
  • intends to parade her expensive new dress at the party

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

Some common synonyms of parade are display, exhibit, expose, flaunt, and show. While all these words mean "to present so as to invite notice or attention," parade implies an ostentatious or arrogant displaying.

parading their piety for all to see

When is it sensible to use display instead of parade?

Although the words display and parade have much in common, display emphasizes putting in a position where others may see to advantage.

display sale items

When might exhibit be a better fit than parade?

The meanings of exhibit and parade largely overlap; however, exhibit stresses putting forward prominently or openly.

exhibit paintings at a gallery

In what contexts can expose take the place of parade?

In some situations, the words expose and parade are roughly equivalent. However, expose suggests bringing forth from concealment and displaying.

sought to expose the hypocrisy of the town fathers

Where would flaunt be a reasonable alternative to parade?

While in some cases nearly identical to parade, flaunt suggests a shameless, boastful, often offensive parading.

nouveaux riches flaunting their wealth

When is show a more appropriate choice than parade?

While the synonyms show and parade are close in meaning, show implies no more than enabling another to see or examine.

showed her snapshots to the whole group

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The first known use of parade was circa 1656

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“Parade.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/parade. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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