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  • 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
  • a social event involving a public performance or entertainment
    • they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway
  • something intended to communicate a particular impression
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested
  • the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • finish third or better in a horse or dog race
    • he bet $2 on number six to show
  • take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
    • The usher showed us to our seats
  • give evidence of, as of records
    • The diary shows his distress that evening
  • indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
    • The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero
    • The gauge read `empty'
  • be or become visible or noticeable
    • His good upbringing really shows
    • The dirty side will 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
  • give expression to
    • She showed her disappointment
  • 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
  • make visible or noticeable
    • She showed her talent for cooking
    • Show me your etchings, please
  • provide evidence for
    • The blood test showed that he was the father
    • Her behavior testified to her incompetence
  • 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
  • give an exhibition of to an interested audience
    • She shows her dogs frequently
    • We will demo the new software in Washington
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