Definition of ostentate in English:

ostentate

verb

rare
  • with object To make a show of; to show off; to display ostentatiously or boastfully.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Resignation Northampton Priory. From classical Latin ostentāt-, past participial stem of ostentāre to show off, to display ostentatiously, to exhibit, display, frequentative form of ostendere. Compare Spanish ostentar, Catalan ostentar, Italian ostentare.

Pronunciation

ostentate

/ˈɒstɛnteɪt//ˈɒst(ə)nteɪt/