Synonyms of 'show'
to demonstrate or proveThese figures show an increase in unemployment.
The survey indicated that most old people are independent.
You have to demonstrate that you are reliable.
prove, , ,
new evidence that could prove their innocence
evidence, , ,
He still has a lot to learn, as is evidenced by his recent behaviour.
He had never, hitherto, evinced any particular interest in economic matters.
to exhibit or display works of art, goods, etc.What made you decide to show your paintings?
The cabinets display seventeenth-century porcelain.
Her work was exhibited in the best galleries in Europe.
put on display,
presenting a new product or service to the market-place
Mr Werner unveiled his new strategy this week.
put on show,
expose to view,
put before the public
to guide or escortLet me show you to my study.
She took the bewildered man by the arm and guided him out.
He led him into the house.
He asked if he might conduct us to the ball.
Ken agreed to accompany me on a trip to Africa.
A guard directed them to the right.
Nick steered them into the nearest seats.
I escorted him to the door.
They were quickly ushered away.
to instruct by demonstrationClaire showed us how to make a chocolate roulade.
He demonstrated how to peel and chop garlic.
We asked her to describe what she had seen.
He explained the process to us in simple terms.
George had taught him how to ride a horse.
The example of the United States illustrates this point.
He instructs family members in nursing techniques.
to make, be, or become visible or noticeableI'd driven both ways down this road, but the tracks didn't show.
be in view,
to indicateShe had enough time to show her gratitude.
He expressed his anger in a destructive way.
It was unlike him to display his feelings.
A grey carpet was removed to reveal the pine floor.
The meter registered loads of 9 and 10 kg.
clapboard façades that revolve to disclose snug interiors
I tried to convey the wonder of the experience to my husband.
He's only convincing when that inner fury manifests itself.
He was charged with divulging state secrets.
to arrive(informal) There was always a chance he wouldn't show.
He turned up on Christmas Day with a friend.
Two police officers came into the hall.
My brother's coming from Canada tomorrow.
A woman appeared at the far end of the street.
Fresh groups of guests arrived.
show up (informal),
Many workers failed to show up for work today.
He materialized at her side, notebook at the ready.
put in or make an appearance
to present (a film or play) or (of a film or play) to be presentedThe drama will be shown on American TV.
CNN also broadcasts programmes in Europe.
letters begging them to transmit the programme daily
Tonight, the channel will air a documentary called `Democracy in Action'.
The interview was beamed live across America.
It will be used mainly to relay television programmes.
Every stage of the race will be televised.
put on the air,
to behave towards (someone) in a particular way
a display or exhibitionSpring brings a lovely show of green and yellow striped leaves.
a display or exhibitionthe Chelsea flower show
an exhibition of expressionist art
The date for the book fair has been changed.
a dazzling dance display
A glittering parade of celebrities attended the event.
an all-night musical extravaganza
an art exposition
a traditional Christmas pageant
He was greeted with all the pageantry of an official state visit.
something done to create an impressionThe change in government is more for show than for real.
something done to create an impressionWe need to make a show of acknowledging their expertise.
He claimed the police beat him up under the pretence that he was resisting arrest.
They gave the appearance of being on both sides.
They had nursed Peter back to some semblance of health.
Floor-to-ceiling windows give the illusion of extra space.
They wanted a pretext to restart the war.
He excused himself on the pretext of a stomach ache.
a disservice in the likeness of a favour
She writes well, without fuss or affectation.
a theatrical or other entertainmentI had my own TV show.
a theatrical or other entertainmentHow about going to see a show in London?
See show off
See show someone up
See show up
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in the sense of accompany
to go with (someone)Ken agreed to accompany me on a trip to Africa.
in the sense of accord
to grantOn his return home, the government accorded him the rank of Colonel.
in the sense of affectation
an attitude or manner put on to impress othersShe writes well, without fuss or affectation.
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