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These verbs mean to present something to view. Show is the most general: "She hated to show her feelings" (John Galsworthy).
Display often suggests an attempt to present something to best advantage: The dealer spread the rug out to display the pattern. Expose usually involves uncovering something or bringing it out from concealment: The excavation exposed a staggering number of artifacts. The term can often imply revelation of something better left concealed: Your comment exposes your insensitivity. Parade usually suggests a pretentious or boastful presentation: "He early discovered that, by parading his unhappiness before the multitude, he produced an immense sensation" (Thomas Macaulay).
Exhibit implies open presentation that invites inspection: The museum is exhibiting paintings by local artists. Flaunt implies an unabashed, prideful, often arrogant display: "Every great hostelry flaunted the flag of some foreign potentate" (John Dos Passos). See Also Synonyms at appear.
v. showed, shown showed, show•ing, v.t.
Showa body or exhibition of persons, 1889; animals or things on exhibition; the exhibiting of an emotion, etc.
You can use indicate and show in a similar way when you are talking about evidence or the results of research.
If you show an object to someone, you hold it up or give or take it to them, so that they can look at it. When show has this meaning, it always takes an indirect object. You can say 'show someone something' or 'show something to someone.
'Indicate' is not usually used with this meaning.
Past participle: showed
|Noun||1.||show - the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"|
dog show - a competitive exhibition of dogs
horseshow - a competitive exhibition of horses
raree-show - a street show
circus - a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals; "the children always love to go to the circus"
ice show - any entertainment performed by ice skaters
entr'acte, interlude, intermezzo - a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
display, exhibit, showing - something shown to the public; "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art"
demonstration, presentation, presentment - a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"
demonstration - a show of military force or preparedness; "he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations"
road show - a show on tour
sideshow - a minor show that is part of a larger one (as at the circus)
|2.||show - something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"|
demo, demonstration - a visual presentation showing how something works; "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"; "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response"
big stick - a display of force or power; "speak softly but carry a big stick"
|3.||show - a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"|
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
attraction - an entertainment that is offered to the public
performance, public presentation - a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"
burlesque - a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
play - a theatrical performance of a drama; "the play lasted two hours"
social event - an event characteristic of persons forming groups
|4.||show - pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; "they try to keep up appearances"; "that ceremony is just for show"|
|Verb||1.||show - give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"|
bring home - make understandable and clear; "This brings home my point"
show - make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
|2.||show - 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"
|3.||show - provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
attest, certify, evidence, manifest, demonstrate - provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
presume - constitute reasonable evidence for; "A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food"
|4.||show - make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"|
give - present to view; "He gave the sign to start"
reflect - show an image of; "her sunglasses reflected his image"
peep - cause to appear; "he peeped his head through the window"
project - project on a screen; "The images are projected onto the screen"
do justice - bring out fully or to advantage; "This photograph does not do her justice"
flash - expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill"
screen - project onto a screen for viewing; "screen a film"
display, exhibit, expose - to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
fly - display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
bring out, reveal, uncover, unveil - make visible; "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings out the best in her"
demo, demonstrate, present, show, exhibit - give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
etch - cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible; "a face etched with pain"; "the leafless branches etched against the sky"
delineate, define - show the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"
flaunt, ostentate, show off, swank, flash - display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"
|5.||show - show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"|
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
interpret, represent - create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
illustrate - depict with an illustration
map - depict as if on a map; "sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"
|6.||show - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"|
sneer - express through a scornful smile; "she sneered her contempt"
convey - make known; pass on, of information; "She conveyed the message to me"
burst out - give sudden release to an expression; "We burst out laughing"; "'I hate you,' she burst out"
imply - suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
give - manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering"
exude - make apparent by one's mood or behavior; "She exudes great confidence"
give vent, vent, ventilate - give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"
give voice, phrase, word, articulate, formulate - put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
accent, accentuate, emphasize, stress, punctuate, emphasise - to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
menace - express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture; "he menaced the bank manager with a stick"
beam - express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval"
smile - express with a smile; "She smiled her thanks"
|7.||show - indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents"|
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
point - indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle; "the dog pointed the dead duck"
finger - indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments
reflect - manifest or bring back; "This action reflects his true beliefs"
|8.||show - be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing really shows"; "The dirty side will show"|
appear - come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
register - show in one's face; "Her surprise did not register"
|9.||show - indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"|
say - indicate; "The clock says noon"
show - give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening"
strike - indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
indicate - to state or express briefly; "indicated his wishes in a letter"
|10.||show - give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening"|
attest - establish or verify the usage of; "This word is not attested until 1993"
record, register, read, show - indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
surcharge - show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given
|11.||show - take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats"|
lead, guide, take, conduct, direct - take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
marshal - lead ceremoniously, as in a procession
|12.||show - finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to show"|
indicate refute, disprove, deny, gainsay (archaic or literary)
be visible be invisible
express hide, mask, conceal, suppress, obscure, withhold, veil, keep secret
show[ʃəʊ] (showed (vb: pt) (shown (pp)))
show of hands → votación f a mano alzada
an impressive show of power → una impresionante exhibición de poder
a show of strength → una demostración de fuerza
agricultural show → feria f agrícola
fashion show → pase m de modelos
motor show → salón m del automóvil
to be on show → estar expuesto
see also flower C
see also horse B
see also Lord Mayor C
the dahlias make a fine show → las dalias están espléndidas
to go to a show → ir al teatro
the last show starts at 11 → la última función empieza a las 11
there is no show on Sundays → el domingo no hay función
to stage a show → montar un espectáculo
bad show! → ¡malo!
good show! → ¡muy bien hecho!
to put up a good show → dar buena cuenta de sí, hacer un buen papel
on with the show!, the show must go on! → ¡que siga el espectáculo!
to put up a poor show → no dar buena cuenta de sí, hacer un mal papel
it's a poor show → es una vergüenza
to give the show away (deliberately) → tirar de la manta; (involuntarily) → clarearse
let's get this show on the road → echémosnos a la carretera
to steal the show → acaparar toda la atención
it's all show with him → en su caso todo es apariencia, todo lo hace para impresionar
to do sth for show → hacer algo para impresionar
it's just for show (behaviour) → es para impresionar nada más; (object) (= for decoration) → es sólo un adorno; (= not real) → es de adorno
the party made a show of unity at its conference → el partido presentó una fachada de gran unidad en su congreso
to make a show of resistance → fingir resistencia
to make a great show of sympathy → hacer un gran alarde de compasión
to show sb sth; show sth to sb → enseñar or mostrar algo a algn
have I shown you my hat? → ¿te he enseñado or mostrado ya mi sombrero?
he showed me his new car → me enseñó or mostró su nuevo coche
to show o.s.: she won't show herself here again → no volverá a dejarse ver por aquí
come on, show yourself! → vamos, ¡sal de ahi!
it shows itself in his speech → se revela en su forma de hablar, se le nota en el habla
to show one's cards or one's hand (lit) → poner las cartas boca arriba (fig) → descubrir el juego
don't show your face here again → no te vuelvas a dejar ver por aquí
she likes to show her legs → le gusta enseñar or (frm) hacer exhibición de sus piernas
he had nothing to show for his trouble → no vió recompensado su esfuerzo, no le lució nada el esfuerzo
to show one's passport → mostrar or presentar su pasaporte
to show a picture at the Academy → exhibir un cuadro en la Academia
to show a film at Cannes → proyectar una película en Cannes
the film was first shown in 1968 → la película se estrenó en 1968
the speedometer shows a speed of → el velocímetro marca ...
it shows 200 degrees → marca or indica 200 grados
the motorways are shown in black → las autopistas están marcadas en negro
the clock shows two o'clock → el reloj marca las dos
the figures show a rise → las cifras arrojan un aumento
as shown in the illustration → como se ve en el grabado
to show a loss/profit (Comm) → arrojar un saldo negativo/positivo
to show that → demostrar que ..., hacer ver que ...
it just goes to show (that) → queda demostrado (que) ...
I showed him that this could not be true → le hice ver or demostré que esto no podía ser cierto
this shows him to be a coward → esto deja manifiesto lo cobarde que es, esto demuestra que es un cobarde
I'll show him! → ¡ya va a ver!, ¡ese se va a enterar!
to show what one is made of → demostrar de lo que uno es capaz
to show one's affection → demostrar su cariño
she showed great courage → demostró gran valentía
to show his disagreement, he → para mostrar su disconformidad, él ...
he showed no fear → no demostró tener miedo, no mostró ningún miedo
her face showed her happiness → se le veía la felicidad en la cara
she showed great intelligence → demostró ser muy inteligente, mostró gran inteligencia
she showed no reaction → no acusó reacción alguna
the choice of dishes shows excellent taste → la selección de platos demuestra or muestra un gusto muy fino
she's beginning to show her age → ya empieza a aparentar su edad
white shoes soon show the dirt → los zapatos blancos pronto dejan ver la suciedad
to show o.s. incompetent → descubrir su incompetencia, mostrarse incompetente
to show sb to the door → acompañar a algn a la puerta
to show sb the door (fig) → echar a algn con cajas destempladas
to show sb into a room → hacer que pase algn, hacer entrar a algn en un cuarto
I was shown into a large hall → me hicieron pasar a un vestíbulo grande
to show sb over or round a house → enseñar a algn una casa
they showed us round the garden → nos mostraron or enseñaron el jardín
who is going to show us round? → ¿quién actuará de guía?, ¿quién será nuestro guía?
to show sb to his seat → acompañar a algn a su asiento
to show sb the way → señalar el camino a algn
it doesn't show → no se ve, no se nota
your slip's showing → se te ve la combinación
fear showed on her face → se le notaba or (frm) manifestaba el miedo en la cara
don't worry, it won't show → no te preocupes, no se notará
"I've never been riding before" - "it shows" → -nunca había montado a caballo antes -se nota
the tulips are beginning to show → empiezan a brotar los tulipanes
show biz show business N → el mundo del espectáculo
show home, show house N (Brit) → casa f modelo
show jumper N → participante mf en concursos de saltos or de hípica
show jumping N → concursos mpl de saltos or de hípica
show ring N → pista f de exhibición
show trial N → proceso m organizado con fines propagandísticos
show window N → escaparate m
to show off in front of one's friends → presumir or darse tono delante de las amistades
stop showing off! → ¡no presumas!
he was shown up as an imposter → se demostró que era un impostor
the bright lighting showed up her scars → el alumbrado hizo resaltar sus cicatrices
a show of strength → une démonstration de force
it's all show → ce n'est qu'une façade
it's just for show → c'est juste pour l'effet
to steal the show → ravir la vedette aux autres
to run the show
Who's running the show here? → Qui est-ce qui commande ici?
These figures show an increase in unemployment → Ces chiffres montrent que le chômage a augmenté.
to show (that) ... → montrer que ...
The post-mortem shows that death was due to natural causes → L'autopsie montre qu'il s'agit d'une mort naturelle.
it just goes to show that ... → ça prouve bien que ...
Figure 4.1 shows the respiratory system → La figure 4.1 représente le système respiratoire.
The film shows the painter going about his task → Le film montre le peintre occupé à son travail.
to show sb sth, to show sth to sb → montrer qch à qn
Have I shown you my new trainers? → Je t'ai montré mes nouvelles baskets?
He showed me his flat → Il m'a montré son appartement.
Show me which one you like → Montre-moi lequel tu préfères.
to show sb where sth is → montrer à qn où se trouve qch
I showed them where the gun was → Je leur ai montré où se trouvait le pistolet.
Show this article to your teacher → Montre cet article à ton professeur.
The white background shows the colours better → Le fond blanc fait mieux ressortir les couleurs.
His beard was showing some grey → Sa barbe commençait à grisonner.
Let me show you to your room → Je vais vous conduire à votre chambre.
He was shown into the office
BUT On l'a fait entrer dans le bureau.
I'll show you the way
BUT Je vais vous montrer le chemin.
to show sb to his seat → conduire qn jusqu'à sa place, accompagner qn jusqu'à sa place
to show sb to the door → conduire qn jusqu'à la porte, accompagner qn jusqu'à la porte
They'll show you what to do → Ils vous montreront comment faire.
to show sb how to do sth → montrer à qn comment faire qch
I'll show him! (as threat) → je vais lui apprendre, moi!
She showed great courage → Elle a fait preuve de beaucoup de courage.
She showed no interest in her children → Elle ne manifestait aucun intérêt pour ses enfants.
to show respect to sb → se montrer respectueux/euse envers qn
to show o.s. to be sth
Mr Clarke has shown himself to be opposed to compromise → M. Clarke s'est montré opposé à tout compromis.
The sketch shows a lot of talent → Le croquis révèle un grand talent.
to show signs of progress → sembler avancer
The company is expected to show a profit → La société devrait enregistrer des bénéfices.
The drama will be shown on TV next year → La dramatique passera l'année prochaine à la télé.
Her tracks showed in the snow → Ses traces étaient visibles sur la neige., Ses traces se voyaient sur la neige.
Daylight was showing through the curtains
BUT On voyait la lumière du jour à travers les rideaux.
She doesn't let her feelings show → Elle ne laisse pas voir ses sentiments.
it shows → ça se voit
"I've never been riding before." - "It shows." → "Je n'ai jamais fait de cheval." - "Ça se voit."
There was always a chance he wouldn't show → Il risquait toujours de ne pas se pointer.
He was eager to show off the new car
BUT Il voulait absolument exhiber sa nouvelle voiture.
Her dress showed off her tiny waist → Sa robe faisait ressortir la finesse de sa taille.
Would you show me round? → Tu veux bien me faire visiter?
He showed me round the flat → Il m'a fait visiter l'appartement.
showvb: pret <showed>, ptp <shown>
show[ʃəʊ] (showed (vb: pt) (shown (pp)))
to ask for a show of hands → chiedere una votazione per alzata di mano
to be on show → essere esposto/a
the garden is a splendid show → il giardino offre uno spettacolo stupendo
to go to a show → andare a vedere uno spettacolo
on with the show! (fig) → andiamo avanti!
good show! (old) (fam) → bene, bravo/a!
the last show (Theatre) → l'ultima rappresentazione (Cine) → l'ultimo spettacolo
she stole the show → tutti gli occhi erano puntati su di lei
to put up a good show (fam) → difendersi bene
to put up a poor show (fam) → essere una delusione
it's a poor show when/if ... (fam) → siamo proprio ridotti male se...
it's just for show → è solo per far scena
to make a show of doing sth → far finta di fare qc
to make a show of anger → far finta di essere arrabbiato/a
to make a show of resistance → accennare una qualche resistenza
he showed me his new car → mi ha mostrato la sua macchina nuova
to show a film at Cannes → presentare un film a Cannes
what's showing at the Odeon? → cosa danno all'Odeon?
white shoes soon show the dirt → le scarpe bianche si sporcano in fretta
don't show your face here again! → non farti mai più vedere da queste parti!
to show one's hand or one's cards → scoprire le carte (fig) → mettere le carte in tavola
I have nothing to show for it → non ho niente a dimostrazione dei miei sforzi
I'll show him! (fam) → gli faccio vedere io!
as shown in the illustration → come da illustrazione
the motorways are shown in black → le autostrade sono segnate in nero
to show a profit/loss (Comm) → registrare un utile/una perdita
her action showed intelligence → la sua azione ha dato prova di intelligenza
her face showed her happiness/fear → le si leggeva la felicità/paura in viso
the choice of dishes shows excellent taste → la scelta dei piatti rivela un ottimo gusto
this shows him to be a coward → questo dimostra la sua vigliaccheria
it just goes to show that ... → il che sta a dimostrare che...
to show sb the way → indicare la strada a qn
to show sb into a room → far entrare qn in una stanza
to show sb to his seat/to the door → accompagnare qn al suo posto/alla porta
to show sb the door (fig) → mettere qn alla porta
to show sb round or over a house → far visitare or vedere la casa a qn
to show sb in/out/up → far entrare/uscire/salire qn
it doesn't show → non si vede
don't worry, it won't show → sta' tranquillo, non si vedrà
he's showing off again → ecco che ricomincia a darsi delle arie
show(ʃəu) – past tense showed: past participles showed ~shown – verb
show→ مَعْرِض, يَعْرُضُ, يَعْرِض předvést, projev, ukázat demonstrering, vise Vorstellung, zeigen δείχνω, έκφραση demostrar, enseñar, espectáculo, mostrar näytös, näyttää montrer, montrer à, spectacle iskaz, naučiti, pokazati dimostrare, manifestazione, mostrare ･･･の方法を教える, ･･･を見せる, ショー, 見せる 가르쳐주다, 보여주다, 표시 demonstreren, tonen, vertoon forestilling, (frem)vise, vise pokazać, widowisko demonstração, demonstrar, ensinar, mostrar показ, показать, показывать show, visa แสดง, แสดงให้เห็น อวด, การแสดง, สาธิต gösteri, göstermek buổi biểu diễn, chỉ dạy, cho thấy 展示, 演示, 给…看, 表示
- Could you show me where it is on the map? (US)
Can you show me where it is on the map? (UK)
- Could you show me where we are on the map? (US)
Can you show me where we are on the map? (UK)
- Two for the eight o'clock show (US)
Two for the eight o'clock showing (UK)
- Could you show me how the controls work? (US)
Can you show me how the controls work? (UK)
- Could you show me, please? (US)
Could you show me please? (UK)
- Could you show us around the apartment?
- Could you show us around?
- Where can we go to see a show?