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English definition of “show”


verb [T] (MAKE SEEN)    /ʃəʊ/ US  /ʃoʊ/ (showed, shown)
A1 to make it possible for something to be seen: [+ two objects] I must show you this new book I've just bought. On this map, urban areas are shown in grey. You ought to show that rash to your doctor. [+ obj + question word ] Why won't you show me what you've got in your hand? [+ obj + -ing verb ] The secretly filmed video shows the prince and princess kissing. These photographs show the effects of the chemical on the trees. He began to show signs of recovery. "I've got a Victorian gold coin here." "Have you? Show me (= allow me to see it)."Showing and demonstrating
(Definition of show verb (MAKE SEEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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