Show Meaning With its Various With Examples

Show Meaning With its Various With Examples


Hello everyone, today I am going to share with a verb which is ‘Show’. In this article, you will learn about this verb (Show Meaning With its Various With Examples). This is the third verb of this series and you will be getting as many as verbs I can publish on this website (Learn Language Skills). Let’s have a look at this verb which is ‘Show’.

Show Meaning With its Various With Examples
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Show Meaning With its Various With Examples

Show: To cause or allow something to be seen, To let something be seen

Tense Forms (Click here for Tense Rules)

  • Present: show, shows, showing (progressive)
  • Past: showed, shown (past participle)
  • Future: show

Additional Meanings of Show

Show: To reveal/disclose through behavior or nature

For instance:

  • My kindness shows my good heart because I believe in helping others.
  • He showed himself to be pure evil because he has done something with his friends.

Note:- In these two sentences, we can replace the verb show with reveal.

Show: To give, as appropriate (It is not used for objects or material)

For instance:

  • Always show your kindness!
  • Always show your respect for others.

Show: To teach, to instruct

For instance:

  • Could you show me how to do this?
  • My boss showed me how to use the new software.
  • Yesterday I showed my son how to start the computer because he is too young so he was unable to start the computer.

Note:- In these two sentences, we can replace the verb with ‘teach’, but the verb show is commonly used in this way.

Show Meaning With its Various With Examples

Show: To exhibit artistic work

For instance:

  • He is showing some pieces at an art gallery this month.
  • Have you ever shown your work?
  • He has shown his kindness towards others by helping them.

Idiomatic Expression

To show (someone’s) cards: To reveal a plan or resources; when playing cards: to literally show the other people your cards

For instance:

  • They showed their cards when the quit the company.
  • He shouldn’t show his cards too soon; his competitors might jump on the opportunity.
  • One of my friends shows his cards to me because he believes in me.

Phrasal verbs with ‘Show’

Show up: to arrive

For instance:

  • I haven’t shown up to work because I am ill today.
  • He never shows up on time because he is a procrastinator.
  • I waited for him for 2 hours, but he didn’t show up because it got stuck in the traffic.

To make someone look bad or to make someone feel embarrassed

For instance:

  • He thinks I showed up the boss in that meeting.
  • Quit trying to show him up because he is a good guy.

Show off: to try to impress someone by something

For instance:

  • John always tries to show off his prosperity to his friends.
  • They show off like they have a lot of money, but they don’t have that much money.

Synonyms of ‘Show’ – Appear, Exhibit, Reveal, Indicate, Intimate

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