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English definition of “show”

show

verb [T] (EXPRESS)    /ʃəʊ/ US  /ʃoʊ/ (showed, shown)
B2 to express ideas or feelings using actions or words: He finds it difficult to show affection. She showed enormous courage when she rescued him from the fire. [+ two objects] You should show your parents more respect/show more respect to your parents.Showing and demonstrating
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