The marchers paraded peacefully through the capital.
[transitive]if you parade your skills, knowledge, possessions etc, you show them publicly in order to make people admire you [= show off]:
Young athletes will get a chance to parade their skills.
[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]to walk around, especially in a way that shows that you want people to notice and admire you
parade around/past etc
A trio of girls in extremely tight shorts paraded up and down.
[transitive always + adverb/preposition]if prisoners are paraded on television or through the streets, they are shown to the public, in order to prove that the people holding them are important or powerful:
The prisoners were paraded in front of the TV cameras.
[transitive]to proudly show something or someone to other people, because you want to look impressive to them [= show off]:
She paraded her new team.
war medals paraded for public admiration
[intransitive and transitive]PMAif soldiers parade, or if an officer parades them, they march together so that an important person can watch them