Synonyms for (noun) show

Synonyms: show

Definition: the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining

Usage: a remarkable show of skill

Similar words: entertainment, amusement

Definition: an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention


Synonyms: show, appearance

Definition: pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression

Usage: they try to keep up appearances; that ceremony is just for show

Similar words: simulation, pretence, pretending, pretense, feigning

Definition: the act of giving a false appearance

Usage: his conformity was only pretending


Synonyms: show

Definition: a social event involving a public performance or entertainment

Usage: they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway

Similar words: social event

Definition: an event characteristic of persons forming groups


Synonyms: display, show

Definition: something intended to communicate a particular impression

Usage: made a display of strength; a show of impatience; a good show of looking interested

Similar words: demo, demonstration

Definition: a visual presentation showing how something works

Usage: the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations; the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response

Synonyms for (verb) show

Synonyms: shew, show, prove, demonstrate, establish

Definition: establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

Usage: The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound; The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

Similar words: affirm, substantiate, support, sustain, corroborate, confirm

Definition: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

Usage: his story confirmed my doubts; The evidence supports the defendant


Synonyms: show, record, register, read

Definition: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

Usage: The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero; The gauge read `empty'

Similar words: indicate

Definition: to state or express briefly

Usage: indicated his wishes in a letter


Synonyms: show

Definition: give evidence of, as of records

Usage: The diary shows his distress that evening

Similar words: show, record, register, read

Definition: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

Usage: The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero; The gauge read `empty'


Synonyms: show, point, indicate, designate

Definition: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

Usage: I showed the customer the glove section; He pointed to the empty parking space; he indicated his opponents

Similar words: inform

Definition: impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

Usage: I informed him of his rights


Synonyms: show, evince, express

Definition: give expression to

Usage: She showed her disappointment

Similar words: convey

Definition: make known; pass on, of information

Usage: She conveyed the message to me


Synonyms: bear witness, prove, show, testify, evidence

Definition: provide evidence for

Usage: The blood test showed that he was the father; Her behavior testified to her incompetence

Similar words: inform

Definition: impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

Usage: I informed him of his rights


Synonyms: show

Definition: finish third or better in a horse or dog race

Usage: he bet $2 on number six to show

Similar words: race, run

Definition: compete in a race

Usage: he is running the Marathon this year; let's race and see who gets there first


Synonyms: render, picture, show, depict

Definition: show in, or as in, a picture

Usage: This scene depicts country life; the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting

Similar words: represent, interpret

Definition: create an image or likeness of

Usage: The painter represented his wife as a young girl


Synonyms: show, usher

Definition: take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums

Usage: The usher showed us to our seats

Similar words: direct, conduct, guide, lead, take

Definition: take somebody somewhere

Usage: We lead him to our chief; can you take me to the main entrance?; He conducted us to the palace


Synonyms: show, show up

Definition: be or become visible or noticeable

Usage: His good upbringing really shows; The dirty side will show

Similar words: appear

Definition: come into sight or view

Usage: He suddenly appeared at the wedding; A new star appeared on the horizon


Synonyms: show, demo, demonstrate, present, exhibit

Definition: give an exhibition of to an interested audience

Usage: She shows her dogs frequently; We will demo the new software in Washington

Similar words: show

Definition: make visible or noticeable

Usage: She showed her talent for cooking; Show me your etchings, please