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show

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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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first blush

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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walk through

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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