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[ ig-zib-it ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to offer or expose to view; present for inspection:

    to exhibit the latest models of cars.

    Synonyms: demonstrate, show

  2. to manifest or display:

    to exhibit anger; to exhibit interest.

    Synonyms: reveal, show, betray, disclose, evince

    Antonyms: conceal

  3. to place on show:

    to exhibit paintings.

  4. to make manifest; explain.
  5. Law. to submit (a document, object, etc.) in evidence in a court of law.
  6. Medicine/Medical Obsolete. to administer (something) as a remedy.

verb (used without object)

  1. to make or give an exhibition; present something to public view.


  1. an act or instance of exhibiting; exhibition.

    Synonyms: display, show, showing

  2. something that is exhibited.
  3. an object or a collection of objects shown in an exhibition, fair, etc.

    Synonyms: display

  4. Law. a document or object exhibited in court and referred to and identified in written evidence.


/ ɪɡˈzɪbɪt /


  1. also intr to display (something) to the public for interest or instruction

    this artist exhibits all over the world

  2. to manifest; display; show

    the child exhibited signs of distress

  3. law to produce (a document or object) in court to serve as evidence


  1. an object or collection exhibited to the public
  2. law a document or object produced in court and referred to or identified by a witness in giving evidence

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Derived Forms

  • exˈhibitory, adjective

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Other Words From

  • ex·hibit·a·ble adjective
  • ex·hibi·tor ex·hibit·er ex·hibit·ant noun
  • preex·hibit noun verb (used with object)
  • reex·hibit verb (used with object)
  • self-ex·hibit·ed adjective
  • unex·hibit·a·ble adjective
  • unex·hibit·ed adjective
  • well-ex·hibit·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of exhibit1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English exhibiten “to show,” from Latin exhibitus, past participle of exhibēre, from ex- ex- 1 + -hibēre (combining form of habēre “to have”); habit 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of exhibit1

C15: from Latin exhibēre to hold forth, from habēre to have

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Synonym Study

See display. See evidence.

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Example Sentences

Cleveland Arts and EntertainmentRock and Roll Hall of FameCleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a must-see for any music lover, or anyone who simply enjoys history, fascinating exhibits, and fun.

Although delayed, a comprehensive exhibit is still planned to open at North Park in Dallas.

A new exhibit in Central Park features six statues of women scientists—the first statues of real women to be found in the park.

Her stick and cape were eventually placed on permanent display near the American Museum of Natural History’s exhibit on the cultures of the Pacific.

It’s a thrilling exhibit of democracy, which is what it’s supposed to be.

The exhibit also includes examples of designers borrowing from fine art, as Yves Saint Laurent did with his Mondrian dress.

Spanning more than 150 years, the exhibit exhaustively distinguishes designer pieces from licensed copies, adaptations, and fakes.

Near the end of my tour of the exhibit, Cafiero lingers on the last photos of Ramone.

When she got the pictures back, she met Sean for coffee and discussed how to exhibit the photos.

As a result, the exhibit falls short of showing Mary as real woman, as a protagonist in her own life story.

Any nucleated red cell, but especially the megaloblast, may exhibit polychromatophilia.

The cell containing them may stain normally in other respects, or it may exhibit polychromatophilia.

But Bull in authority anywhere is apt to exhibit his horns to those whom he suspects of being nobodies.

Do the public funds exhibit the slightest symptoms of uneasiness or excitement?

In Mexico the tobacco plantations exhibit a diversity of scenery not met with in other portions of America.