PROVE[T]›If numbers, results, facts, etc show something, they prove that it is true: [+ (that)]Research shows that 40% of the programme's viewers are aged over 55.Sales figures showed a significant increase last month.
LET SOMEONE SEE[T]›to let someone look at something: [+ two objects]Show me your photos.Show your passport to the officer.
show sb what to do/how to do sth›to teach someone how to do something by explaining it or by doing it yourself while they watch: She showed me how to use the new computer system.Have you shown him what to do?
EXPRESS[T]›to express a feeling so that other people are able to notice it: He hasn't shown any interest so far.If she was upset, she certainly didn't show it.
EASY TO SEE[I, T]›to be easy to see, or to make something easy to see: The sadness really shows on her face.Light-coloured carpets show the dirt.
show sb into/around/round, etc›to take someone to or round a place: He showed us into a big room full of books.She showed me round the factory.
IMAGE[T]›If a picture, film, map, etc shows something, that thing can be seen in the picture, film, etc.: A diagram shows the levels of rainfall in different parts of the country.
FILM[I, T]›If a cinema shows a film or a film is showing somewhere, you can go and see it there.