Synonyms of show in English:

show


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verb

1‘the dropped stitches can be left if they do not show’

SYNONYMS

be visible, be seen, be in view, manifest

appear, be revealed, be obvious

ANTONYMS

be invisible

2‘the first-floor gallery shows pictures of Gandhiji in London’

SYNONYMS

display, exhibit, put on show, put on display, put on view, expose to view, unveil, present

launch, introduce, air, demonstrate, set out, set forth, arrange, array, flaunt, parade, uncover, reveal

ANTONYMS

conceal

3‘it was Frank's turn to show his frustration’

SYNONYMS

manifest, make manifest, exhibit, reveal, convey, communicate, make known

indicate, express, proclaim, intimate, make plain, make obvious, signify, evince, evidence, disclose, betray, divulge, give away

ANTONYMS

suppress

4‘I'll show you how to make a daisy chain’

SYNONYMS

demonstrate to, point out to, explain to, describe to, expound to

clarify, make clear, illustrate, explicate, expound, elucidate

teach, instruct someone in, give instructions in, give an idea of, tutor someone in, indoctrinate someone in

5‘recent events show this to be true’

SYNONYMS

prove, demonstrate, confirm, show beyond doubt, manifest, produce proof, submit proof, produce evidence, submit evidence, establish evidence, evince

witness to, give substance to, determine, demonstrate the truth of, convince someone, substantiate, corroborate, verify, establish, ratify, validate, authenticate, attest, certify, testify, document, bear out

6‘a young woman showed them to their seats’

SYNONYMS

escort, accompany, take, walk, conduct, lead, usher, bow, guide, direct, steer, shepherd, attend, chaperone

7‘we were waiting for them, but they never showed’

SYNONYMS

appear, arrive, come, get here, get there, be present, put in an appearance, make an appearance, materialize, turn up, present oneself, report, clock in, sign in

British clock on

North American punch in, punch the clock, punch the time clock

show up


noun

1‘a spectacular show of bluebells’

SYNONYMS

display, array, arrangement, exhibition, presentation, exposition, spectacle

2‘the Paris motor show’

SYNONYMS

exhibition, demonstration, display, exposition, fair, presentation, extravaganza, spectacle, pageant

North American exhibit

3‘they decided to take in a show while they were up in London’

SYNONYMS

performance, public performance, theatrical performance, production, staging

play, drama, film, concert, musical, piece

informal gig

4‘she's only doing it for show’

SYNONYMS

appearance, display, impression, ostentation, affectation, image, window dressing

5‘Drew made a show of looking around for firewood’

SYNONYMS

pretence, outward appearance, false appearance, front, false front, air, guise, semblance, false show, illusion, pose, affectation, profession, parade

6‘I don't run the show’

SYNONYMS

undertaking, affair, operation, proceedings, enterprise, business, venture, organization, establishment


Phrases

    show off

      ‘he was showing off, trying to make a really big impression’

      SYNONYMS

      behave affectedly, put on airs, put on an act, give oneself airs, boast, brag, crow, trumpet, gloat, glory, swagger around, swank, bluster, strut, strike an attitude, strike a pose, posture, attitudinize

      draw attention to oneself, blow one's own trumpet

      North American

      cop an attitude

      NZ Australian

      skite, big-note oneself

    show something off

      ‘the easel was commonly used to show off a painting’

      SYNONYMS

      display, show to advantage, exhibit, demonstrate

      parade, make a show of, draw attention to, flaunt, wave, dangle, brandish, vaunt

      Variant spelling show someone/thing off
    show up

      1‘modern-day swabs do show up on X-rays’

      SYNONYMS

      be visible, be obvious, be seen, be revealed, be conspicuous, stand out, catch the eye

      ANTONYMS

      be invisible

      2‘only two waitresses showed up for work’

      See show
    show someone/something up

      1‘the sun showed up the faded shabbiness of the room’

      SYNONYMS

      expose, reveal, bring to light, lay bare, make visible, make obvious, manifest, highlight, pinpoint, put the spotlight on

      ANTONYMS

      conceal

      Variant spelling show someone/thing up

      2‘they showed him up in front of his friends’

      SYNONYMS

      humiliate, humble, mortify, bring down, take down, bring low, demean, expose, show in a bad light, shame, put to shame, discomfit, disgrace, discredit, downgrade, debase, degrade, devalue, dishonour, embarrass

      put someone in their place, make a fool of, chasten, subdue, get the better of, have the last laugh on

      abash, abase, crush, squash, quash, deflate, flatten, make someone eat humble pie

      informal

      put down, settle someone's hash, cut down to size

      North American informal

      make someone eat crow

      ANTONYMS

      put someone in a good light

      Variant spelling show someone/thing up