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show

 
pronunciation:
sho
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
show off, show up, get the show on the road
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: showed, showing, shown, shows
definition 1: to cause or allow to be seen.
He showed me his new watch.She showed her portfolio to all the best agencies.
synonyms:
exhibit, present, reveal
antonyms:
conceal, hide
similar words:
bare, demonstrate, disclose, display, expose, indicate, produce, register, uncover
definition 2: to clarify, as by example; explain.
She showed me how to use the new printer.
 
synonyms:
clarify, demonstrate, explain, explicate, illustrate
similar words:
elucidate, get across, indicate, inform, instruct, spell out, teach
definition 3: to direct.
The usher will show you to your seat.
synonyms:
guide, lead
similar words:
conduct, direct, escort, pilot, steer, usher
definition 4: to demonstrate or reveal.
His remark showed his ignorance.The tests showed that the man had died of poisoning.Making all these mistakes on the test showed him that he needed to study more.
synonyms:
demonstrate, disclose, evince, manifest, reveal
antonyms:
disguise, suppress
similar words:
confirm, denote, display, document, evidence, exhibit, express, indicate, point, prove, reflect, register, substantiate, uncover, write
definition 5: to display or exhibit.
She is showing her paintings at the new gallery next week.
synonyms:
display, exhibit
similar words:
expose, offer, present, unveil
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be seen.
Does the stain on my shirt show?
similar words:
appear, loom, stick out
definition 2: to become evident or visible.
Did the hard work show in his presentation?
synonyms:
come across
similar words:
appear, tell
definition 3: to exhibit what one has produced.
Some new artists will be showing next month at the gallery.
synonyms:
exhibit
definition 4: in horse racing, to finish in third place.
I hoped the horse would win, but it only showed.
similar words:
place
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phrase: show off
phrase: show up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a performance, display, or demonstration, usu. public.
Will you be attending the annual flower show?
synonyms:
display, exhibition, presentation
similar words:
act, fair, flash, performance, program
definition 2: a movie, drama, or other public presentation of entertainment or art.
Let's see a show on Broadway when we go into the city.
synonyms:
performance, presentation
similar words:
display, drama, production
definition 3: a television or radio program.
I watched an interesting show on TV last night.
synonyms:
program
similar words:
broadcast, performance
definition 4: an act of making something clear or manifest.
Some town leaders joined the picket line as a show of solidarity with the workers.
synonyms:
demonstration, display, expression, manifestation
similar words:
flash
definition 5: an appearance or indication.
There was a show of blood on his sleeve.
synonyms:
appearance, evidence, indication
definition 6: falseness or pretense.
His bold declaration was nothing but show.
synonyms:
affectation, pretense, sham
similar words:
act, acting, masquerade, pose
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phrase: get the show on the road