Synonyms of show


1. show, entertainment, amusement

usage: the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"

2. display, show, demonstration, demo

usage: something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"

3. show, social event

usage: a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"

4. appearance, show, pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning

usage: 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"


1. show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate, show

usage: give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"

2. prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew, confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm

usage: 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"

3. testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show, inform

usage: provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

4. show

usage: make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"

5. picture, depict, render, show, represent, interpret

usage: 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"

6. express, show, evince, convey

usage: give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"

7. indicate, point, designate, show, inform

usage: 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"

8. show, show up, appear

usage: be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing really shows"; "The dirty side will show"

9. read, register, show, record, indicate

usage: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"

10. show, read, register, show, record

usage: give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening"

11. usher, show, lead, take, direct, conduct, guide

usage: take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats"

12. show, race, run

usage: finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to show"

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Definition and meaning of show (Dictionary)