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
informal 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
    informal

    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 informal

    cop an attitude

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    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

    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’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    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

    informal

    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

    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