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Meaning of “show” - Learner’s Dictionary

show

verb     /ʃəʊ/ ( past tense showed, past participle shown)
PROVE [T] B2 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.Proving and disproving
LET SOMEONE SEE [T] A1 to let someone look at something: [+ two objects] Show me your photos. Show your passport to the officer.Showing and demonstrating
show sb what to do/how to do sth B1 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?Helping and co-operatingTeaching in general
EXPRESS [T] B2 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.Expressing and showing feelings
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.VisibleApparent and obvious
show sb into/around/round, etc B1 to take someone to or round a place: He showed us into a big room full of books. She showed me round the factory.Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way
IMAGE [T] B1 If a picture, film, map, etc shows something, that thing can be seen in the picture, movie, etc.: A diagram shows the levels of rainfall in different parts of the country.Showing and demonstrating
FILM [I, T] If a cinema shows a film or a film is showing somewhere, you can go and see it there.Cinema - general words
(Definition of show verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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