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show

noun

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1 an outward and often exaggerated indication of something abstract (as a feeling) for effect
  • the children made a show of disgust when confronted with asparagus

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3 outward and often deceptive indication
  • a false show of strength that fooled the enemy

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4 a public showing of objects of interest
  • a boat show at the convention center

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show

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1 to present so as to invite notice or attention
  • fishing for compliments, the neighbors showed their new SUV to everyone on the block

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2 to make known (something abstract) through outward signs
  • the actor's expressive face shows his every thought and emotion clearly

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3 to gain full recognition or acceptance of
  • that shows we're right

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4 to give advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed
  • showed me how to play the guitar

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5 to point out the way for (someone) especially from a position in front
  • showed them the way to get home

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6 to come into view
  • another car showed just as we were thinking we'd have the whole place to ourselves

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show, exhibit, display, expose, parade, flaunt mean to present so as to invite notice or attention. 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

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The first known use of show was in the 12th century

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“Show.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/show. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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