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show

 
pronunciation:
sho
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
show off, show up, get the show on the road
part of speech: verb
inflections: showed, showing, shown, shows
definition 1: to cause or allow to be seen.
Irene showed her report card to her parents.
synonyms:
exhibit, present, reveal
antonyms:
conceal, hide
similar words:
bare, demonstrate, disclose, display, expose, indicate, produce, register, uncover
definition 2: to make clear by example; explain.
The teacher showed the answers on the blackboard.
 
synonyms:
clarify, demonstrate, explain, illustrate
similar words:
get across, indicate, inform, instruct, spell out, teach
definition 3: to direct.
Show him to his seat.
synonyms:
guide, lead
similar words:
conduct, direct, escort, pilot, steer, usher
definition 4: to provide an example of; reveal.
His yawn showed that he was tired.
synonyms:
demonstrate, disclose, reveal
antonyms:
disguise
similar words:
confirm, display, document, exhibit, indicate, point, prove, reflect, register, uncover
definition 5: to display or exhibit.
She showed her photographs at the library.
synonyms:
display, exhibit
similar words:
expose, offer, present
definition 6: to become easily noticed, evident, or visible.
Your belly button is showing.His hard work showed in his science project.
synonyms:
come across
similar words:
appear, tell
phrase: show off
phrase: show up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a public performance, display, or demonstration.
We won first prize in the talent show.
synonyms:
display, exhibition, presentation
similar words:
act, fair, flash, performance, program
definition 2: a television or radio program.
I like to watch my favorite show after dinner.
synonyms:
program
similar words:
broadcast, performance
definition 3: an act of making something clear.
Many people joined the picket as a show of support for the workers.
synonyms:
display, expression
similar words:
flash
definition 4: something false or pretended.
His tears were nothing but a show.
similar words:
act, masquerade, pose
phrase: get the show on the road