(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. show, exhibition; pomp, ostentation. —v. t. show, manifest, exhibit, disclose; flaunt, show off. See evidence, appearance.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Pretentious show]
Syn. affectation, pretension, pedantry; see ostentation 2 , vanity 1 .
2. [A show]
Syn. exhibition, exhibit, presentation, representation, exposition, arrangement, demonstration, performance, revelation, procession, parade, pageant, spectacle, exposure, array, example, appearance, waxworks, fireworks, tinsel, carnival, fair, bravura, frippery, pomp, splendor, unfolding, manifestation, image, turnout, splash*, splurge*, chamber of horrors*; see also show 1 , 2 .
3. [Matter presented to encourage sale]
Syn. sample, layout, spread; see advertisement 2 .
1. [To present for effect]
Syn. show off, exhibit, expose, uncover, open up, unfold, spread out, parade, manifest, unmask, present, represent, perform, flaunt, lay out, put out, set out, demonstrate, evidence, air, evince, disclose, visualize, unveil, arrange, lay bare, bring to view, make clear, reveal, impart, make known, promulgate, showcase; see also expose 1 .
Ant. hide*, conceal, veil.
2. [To advertise]
Syn. illustrate, promote, publicize; see advertise 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at show .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
exhibit, exhibition, presentation, advertisement, exposition, layout, spread, staging, panorama.
exhibit, show, present, showcase, advertise, lay out, stage, flaunt, demonstrate, parade, spotlight.
ANT.: hide, conceal, camouflage
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To make visible; bring to view: bare, disclose, expose, reveal, show, unclothe, uncover, unmask, unveil. Archaic: discover. Idioms: bring to light, lay open, make plain. See SHOW. 2. To make manifest or apparent: demonstrate, evidence, evince, exhibit, manifest, proclaim, reveal, show. See SHOW. 3. To make a public and usually ostentatious show of: brandish, disport, exhibit, expose, flash, flaunt, parade, show (off), sport. See SHOW. 4. To be endowed with as a visible characteristic or form: bear, carry, exhibit, have, possess. See SHOW. 5. To give expression to, as by gestures, facial aspects, or bodily posture: communicate, convey, express, manifest. See SHOW. II noun 1. An act of showing or displaying: demonstration, exhibit, exhibition, manifestation, show. See SHOW. 2. An impressive or ostentatious exhibition: array, panoply, parade, pomp, show, spectacle. See SHOW.

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