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Definition of exhibit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    exhibit

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exhibit
    BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪt//
     
    he / she / it exhibits
    BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪts//
     
    past simple exhibited
    BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪtɪd//
     
    past participle exhibited
    BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form exhibiting
    BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪbɪtɪŋ//
     
    The art world
     
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  1. 1  [transitive, intransitive] to show something in a public place for people to enjoy or to give them information exhibit something (at/in…) They will be exhibiting their new designs at the trade fairs. Only one painting was exhibited in the artist's lifetime. exhibit (at/in…) He exhibits regularly in local art galleries. See related entries: The art world
  2. 2[transitive] exhibit something (formal) to show clearly that you have or feel a particular feeling, quality or ability synonym display The patient exhibited signs of fatigue and memory loss.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘submit for consideration’, also ‘present a document as evidence in court’): from Latin exhibit- ‘held out’, from the verb exhibere, from ex- ‘out’ + habere ‘hold’.Extra examples He longed for the chance to exhibit his work publicly. He exhibits regularly in several local art galleries. Only one painting was exhibited in the artist’s lifetime. The three novels exhibit a growing confidence in the author’s use of language. They will be exhibiting their new designs at the trade fairs this spring.
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