- 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to walk somewhere in a formal group of people, in order to celebrate or protest about something The victorious team will parade through the city tomorrow morning. show in public
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to walk around in a way that makes other people notice you People were parading up and down showing off their finest clothes.
- 3[transitive] parade somebody/something + adv./prep. to show someone or something in public so that people can see them/it The trophy was paraded around the stadium. The prisoners were paraded in front of the crowd. (figurative) He is not one to parade his achievements. of soldiers
- 4 [intransitive, transitive] to come together, or to bring soldiers together, in order to march in front of other people + adv./prep. The crowds applauded as the guards paraded past. parade somebody + adv./prep. The colonel paraded his men before the Queen. pretend
- 5[intransitive, transitive] to pretend to be, or to make someone or something seem to be, good or important when they are not parade as something myth parading as fact parade somebody/something/yourself as something He paraded himself as a loyal supporter of the party.
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NAmE//pəˈreɪd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parade
he / she / it parades
past simple paraded
-ing form parading