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Synonyms of 'parade'

(noun) 
Definition
an ordered march or procession
A military parade marched slowly through the streets.
Synonyms
procession
a funeral procession
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march
Organisers expect up to 3000 people to join the march.
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pageant
a traditional Christmas pageant
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train
a long train of oil tankers
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review
an early morning review of the troops
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column
There were reports of columns of military vehicles appearing on the streets.
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tattoo
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motorcade
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cavalcade
a cavalcade of limousines and police motorcycles
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cortège
(noun) 
A glittering parade of celebrities attended the event.
Synonyms
show
the Chelsea flower show
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display
a dazzling dance display
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exhibition
an exhibition of expressionist art
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spectacle
a director passionate about music and spectacle
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array
the markets with their wonderful arrays of fruit and vegetables
(noun) 
Definition
a blatant but sometimes insincere display
a parade of military power
Synonyms
, ,
demonstration
physical demonstrations of affection
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display
an outward display of affection
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vaunting
(verb) 
Definition
to walk or march, esp. in a procession
More than four thousand people paraded down the Champs Elysées.
Synonyms
march
A Scottish battalion was marching down the street.
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file
They filed into the room and sat down.
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promenade
attracting attention as he promenaded up and down the street in his flashy clothes
(verb) 
Definition
to exhibit or flaunt
He was a modest man who never paraded his wealth.
Synonyms
flaunt
openly flaunting their wealth
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show
What made you decide to show your paintings?
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display
She does not have to display her charms.
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exhibit
Her work was exhibited in the best galleries in Europe.
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show off (informal)
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air
The whole issue was thoroughly aired at the meeting.
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draw attention to
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brandish
He appeared in the lounge brandishing a knife.
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vaunt
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showboat
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make a show of
(verb) 
They love to parade around in designer clothes.
Synonyms
strut
He struts around the town as though he owns the place.
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show off (informal)
He had been showing off at the poker table.
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swagger
The burly brute swaggered forward, towering over me, and shouted.
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swank
I never swank about the things I have been lucky enough to win.
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showboat

Additional synonyms

in the sense of air
Definition
to expose to air to dry or ventilate
The whole issue was thoroughly aired at the meeting.
Synonyms
make public,
make known,
give vent to,
take the wraps off
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 brandish
Definition
to wave (a weapon, etc.) in a triumphant or threatening way
He appeared in the lounge brandishing a knife.

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