Ostentate
Ostentate Os"ten*tate, v. t. [L. ostentatus, p. p. of ostentare, v. intens. fr. ostendere. See {Ostent}.] To make an ambitious display of; to show or exhibit boastingly. [R.] --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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  • ostentate — os·ten·tate …   English syllables

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  • show off — verb display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously (Freq. 4) he showed off his new sports car • Syn: ↑flaunt, ↑flash, ↑ostentate, ↑swank • Derivationally related forms: ↑ostentation …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ostentato — pl.m. ostentati sing.f. ostentata pl.f. ostentate …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

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