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Synonyms of 'display'

(verb) 
Definition
to show
The cabinets display seventeenth-century porcelain.
Synonyms
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present
presenting a new product or service to the market-place
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unveil
Mr Werner unveiled his new strategy this week.
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open to view
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take the wraps off
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put on view
Opposites
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keep secret
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keep dark
(verb) 
Definition
to reveal or make evident
She displayed her wound.
Synonyms
expose
He pulled up his T-shirt, exposing his white belly.
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show
What made you decide to show your paintings?
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reveal
A grey carpet was removed to reveal the pine floor.
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exhibit
He has exhibited signs of anxiety and stress.
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uncover
When the seedlings sprout, uncover the tray.
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lay bare
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expose to view
(verb) 
Definition
to reveal or make evident
It was unlike him to display his feelings.
Synonyms
demonstrate
Have they demonstrated a commitment to democracy?
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show
She had enough time to show her gratitude.
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reveal
She has refused to reveal her daughter's whereabouts.
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register
Workers stopped work to register their protest.
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expose
After the scandal was exposed, he moved abroad.
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disclose
clapboard façades that revolve to disclose snug interiors
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betray
She studied his face, but it betrayed nothing.
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manifest
He's only convincing when that inner fury manifests itself.
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divulge
He was charged with divulging state secrets.
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make known
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evidence
He still has a lot to learn, as is evidenced by his recent behaviour.
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evince (formal)
He had never, hitherto, evinced any particular interest in economic matters.
(verb) 
She does not have to display her charms.
Synonyms
show off
He had been showing off at the poker table.
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parade
He was a modest man who never paraded his wealth.
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sport (informal)
He was fat-faced, heavily-built and sported a red moustache.
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flash (informal)
He flashed his official card.
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boast
She boasted about her achievements.
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flourish
He flourished his glass to make the point.
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brandish
He appeared in the lounge brandishing a knife.
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flaunt
openly flaunting their wealth
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vaunt
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showboat
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make a (great) show of
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disport
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make an exhibition of
(verb) 
We're not even allowed to display the flag
Synonyms
spread out
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unfold
He quickly unfolded the blankets and spread them on the mattress.
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stretch out
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unfurl
two weeks later when the leaves unfurl
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open out
(noun) 
Definition
the act of exhibiting or displaying
an outward display of affection
Synonyms
proof
You must have proof of residence in the state.
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demonstration
an unprecedented demonstration of people power
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evidence
There is no evidence to support this theory.
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expression
We attended as an expression of solidarity.
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exposure
exposure of the skin to sunlight
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revelation
the revelation of the much anticipated news
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testimony
Her living room piled with documents is a testimony to her dedication to her work.
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confirmation
He took her resignation as confirmation of their suspicions.
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manifestation
the manifestation of grief
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affirmation
The high turnout was an affirmation of the importance of the election.
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substantiation
(noun) 
Definition
an exhibition
a display of your work
Synonyms
exhibition
an exhibition of expressionist art
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show
I had my own TV show.
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demonstration
a cookery demonstration
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presentation
a business presentation
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showing
a private showing of the hit film
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array
the markets with their wonderful arrays of fruit and vegetables
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expo (informal)
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exposition
an art exposition
(noun) 
He embraced it with such confidence and display.
Synonyms
ostentation
Despite her wealth, she lived with a notable lack of ostentation.
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show
The change in government is more for show than for real.
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dash
He played with great fire and dash.
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flourish
with a flourish of church bells
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fanfare
a fanfare of trumpets
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pomp
the pomp and splendour of the English aristocracy
(noun) 
Definition
something displayed
a dazzling dance display
Synonyms
show
the Chelsea flower show
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exhibition
He treated the fans to an exhibition of power and speed.
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demonstration
Riot police broke up the demonstration.
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parade
A glittering parade of celebrities attended the event.
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spectacle
a director passionate about music and spectacle
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pageant
a traditional Christmas pageant
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pageantry
He was greeted with all the pageantry of an official state visit.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of affirmation
The high turnout was an affirmation of the importance of the election.
Synonyms
attestation,
avouchment
in the sense of array
Definition
an impressive display or collection
the markets with their wonderful arrays of fruit and vegetables
in the sense of betray
Definition
to disclose (a secret or confidence) treacherously
She studied his face, but it betrayed nothing.
Synonyms
give away,
blurt out,
lay bare,
tell on,
let slip,
evince (formal)

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