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1‘a St George's Day parade’
procession, march, cavalcade, motorcade, carcade, cortège, ceremony, spectacle, display, pageant, concours, file, train, column
array, review, muster, dress parade, tattoo
British march past
Indian jatha, yatra, rath yatra
West Indian mas
2‘his daughter made a great parade of doing the housework’
exhibition, show, display, performance, production, spectacle, demonstration
fuss, bother, to-do, commotion, ado
3‘she walked along the parade as far as the pier’
promenade, walk, walkway, esplanade, mall
North American boardwalk
British informal prom
1‘the teams will parade through the city with a police escort’
march, process, file, troop, go in columns, pass in formation, promenade
2‘she paraded up and down her office’
strut, swagger, swank, stride, stalk, prance
North American informal sashay
3‘he was keen to parade his knowledge’
display, exhibit, make a show of, flaunt, show, show off, demonstrate, draw attention to, air
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