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Variant of show.
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vb, shews, shewing, shewed, shewn (ʃəʊn) or shewed
an archaic spelling of show
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v.i., v.t. shewed, shewn, shew•ing,
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Past participle: shewed/shewn
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|Verb||1.||shew - establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"|
prove oneself - show one's ability or courage
prove - prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain - establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
stultify - prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence; "nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself"
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