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 for shew
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shew \Shew\, v. t. & i.
     See Show.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shew \Shew\, n.
     Show. [Obs. except in shewbread.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Show \Show\, v. t. [imp. Showed; p. p. Shownor Showed; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Showing. It is sometimes written shew,
     shewed, shewn, shewing.] [OE. schowen, shewen, schewen,
     shawen, AS. sce['a]wian, to look, see, view; akin to OS.
     scaw?n, OFries. skawia, D. schouwen, OHG. scouw?n, G.
     schauen, Dan. skue, Sw. sk?da, Icel. sko?a, Goth. usskawjan
     to waken, skuggwa a mirror, Icel. skuggy shade, shadow, L.
     cavere to be on one's guard, Gr. ??? to mark, perceive, hear,
     Skr. kavi wise. Cf. Caution, Scavenger, Sheen.]
     1. To exhibit or present to view; to place in sight; to
        display; -- the thing exhibited being the object, and
        often with an indirect object denoting the person or thing
        seeing or beholding; as, to show a house; show your
        colors; shopkeepers show customers goods (show goods to
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              Go thy way, shew thyself to the priest. --Matt.
                                                    viii. 4.
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              Nor want we skill or art from whence to raise
              Magnificence; and what can heaven show more?
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     2. To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to
        reveal; to make known; as, to show one's designs.
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              Shew them the way wherein they must walk. --Ex.
                                                    xviii. 20.
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              If it please my father to do thee evil, then I will
              shew it thee, and send thee away.     --1 Sam. xx.
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     3. Specifically, to make known the way to (a person); hence,
        to direct; to guide; to asher; to conduct; as, to show a
        person into a parlor; to show one to the door.
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     4. To make apparent or clear, as by evidence, testimony, or
        reasoning; to prove; to explain; also, to manifest; to
        evince; as, to show the truth of a statement; to show the
        causes of an event.
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              I 'll show my duty by my timely care. --Dryden.
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     5. To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor.
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              Shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me.
                                                    --Ex. xx. 6.
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     To show forth, to manifest; to publish; to proclaim.
     To show his paces, to exhibit the gait, speed, or the like;
        -- said especially of a horse.
     To show off, to exhibit ostentatiously.
     To show up, to expose. [Colloq.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: establish the validity of something, as by an example,
           explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the
           instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the
           validity of the conjecture" [syn: prove, demonstrate,
           establish, show, shew] [ant: confute, disprove]

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