The act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining.
Dutch: performance, vertoning, voorstelling
Polish: koncert, popis
Something intended to communicate a particular impression:
— A show of impatience.
— A good show of looking interested.
A social event involving a public performance or entertainment.
Pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression:
— That ceremony is just for show.
Give an exhibition of to an interested audience:
— She shows her dogs frequently.
Roget 448: appear; be visible, become visible etc. 446; seem, look, show; present the appearance of, wear the appearance of, carry the appearance of, have the appearance of, bear the appearance of, exhibit the appearance of, ... show more
Dutch: exposeren, tentoonstellen
Establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment:
— The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture.
Dutch: aantonen, bewijzen, hardmaken, staven, uitwijzen
Provide evidence for:
— The blood test showed that he was the father.
Make visible or noticeable.
Dutch: show, schouwspel, spektakel, voorstelling, tonen
Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively:
— I showed the customer the glove section.
Dutch: aanwijzen, wijzen
Be or become visible or noticeable:
— His good upbringing really shows.
— The dirty side will show.
synonym: show up.
Roget 446: be become visible etc. adj.; appear, open to the view; meet the eye, catch the eye; basset; present itself, show manifest itself, produce itself, discover itself, reveal itself, expose itself, ... show more
Dutch: aantonen, bewijzen, demonstreren, vertonen, zien
Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments:
— The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero.
Give evidence of, as of records.
Dutch: getuigen, tentoonspreiden, tonen
Take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums:
— The usher showed us to our seats.
Finish third or better in a horse or dog race.
Moby thesaurus: Grand Guignol, Passion play, Prospero, Tom show, accompany, accord, account for, acting, advertise, affect, affectation, affectedness, afford, afford proof of, air, airiness, airs, airs and graces, alibi, allege ... show more.
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