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parade

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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paradepa‧rade1 /pəˈreɪd/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 DLOCELEBRATEa public celebration when musical bands, brightly decorated vehicles etc move down the street a victory parade the St Patrick’s Day parade2 PMa military ceremony in which soldiers stand or march together so that important people can examine them a military paradeon parade (=be standing or marching in a parade) troops on parade3 LINEa line of people moving along so that other people can watch them a fashion parade4 a series of people, events etc that seems to never endparade of She had a constant parade of young men coming to visit her.5 British EnglishTTRBBT a street with a row of small shops identification parade, hit parade
Examples from the Corpus
paradeThe city has a parade every 4th of July.A parade of scientists and scholars told the panel that the risks of nuclear smuggling were real and rising.When Johnson arrived home after the championships a big parade was held in his honour.In June 1969 a proposed Connolly commemoration parade through Belfast city centre was bitterly opposed by loyalists.Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeIt welled up, reclaiming its rightful position in the hit parade of the senses: No.He was not even among the long parade of speakers on that day.Her island had a twenty-foot movie screen, a pantomime parade, carnival.Most of the groups from the parade have information booths.Metro stations were temporarily jammed after the inaugural ceremony and toward the end of the parade.A lot of soldiers were missing from the Victory parade.parade ofFor the next six hours, he treated an endless parade of sick children.
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paradeparade2 verb  1 protest/celebrate [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]PPGPROTEST to walk or march together to celebrate or protest about somethingparade around/past etc The marchers paraded peacefully through the capital.2 show something [transitive]SHOW OFF if you parade your skills, knowledge, possessions etc, you show them publicly in order to make people admire you syn show off Young athletes will get a chance to parade their skills.3 walk around [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]WALK to walk around, especially in a way that shows that you want people to notice and admire youparade around/past etc A trio of girls in extremely tight shorts paraded up and down.4 show somebody [transitive always + adverb/preposition]SHOW/LET somebody SEE something 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.5 proudly show [transitive] to proudly show something or someone to other people, because you want to look impressive to them syn show off She paraded her new team. war medals paraded for public admiration6 soldiers [intransitive, transitive]PMA if soldiers parade, or if an officer parades them, they march together so that an important person can watch them7 parade as something/be paraded as something
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Examples from the Corpus
paradeRead in studio Police are parading a range of race and rally cars in an attempt to make speeding motorists slow down.It paraded before the court a series of witnesses who had been swindled by the Davis family.We paraded down the aisle, tapping loudly with our canes and shouting and whistling to the crowd.But when the celebs paraded for Reagan 20 years ago, Republicans had no such scruples.Exhorting him to breathe deeply they paraded him up and down beside the wire fence.The senator loves parading his beautiful new wife before the nation.The President stood as a battalion of soldiers paraded past him.Have paraded the tasteless christmas jumper though.celebrities who parade their perfect marriages before the TV camerasOne by one they paraded themselves on to the stage and stalled there, brazen and embarrassed.The captured soldiers were paraded through the streets of the city.The captured pilots were paraded through the town.Some people love to show up and parade through.On Sunday mornings, fashionable young couples parade up and down the Boulevard St Michel.parade around/past etcAs soon as you have established these, systematically evaluate any management fashion being paraded around.The child sprang a little awkwardly from his chair and began to parade around his table.Maybe they thought she got what she deserved for parading around on television in a bathing suit.Paisley about faced and led the parade around the block so that it now came upon Fisherwick Place from the west.He then dressed in her clothes and paraded around the campus for hours until he was arrested.He got back on his feet, and they all made another parade around the stage.They were paraded around while householders took their pick, a routine familiar to refugee children who had passed through Dovercourt.parade around/past etcAs soon as you have established these, systematically evaluate any management fashion being paraded around.The child sprang a little awkwardly from his chair and began to parade around his table.Maybe they thought she got what she deserved for parading around on television in a bathing suit.Paisley about faced and led the parade around the block so that it now came upon Fisherwick Place from the west.He then dressed in her clothes and paraded around the campus for hours until he was arrested.He got back on his feet, and they all made another parade around the stage.They were paraded around while householders took their pick, a routine familiar to refugee children who had passed through Dovercourt.
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Verb table
parade
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyparade
he, she, itparades
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyparaded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave paraded
he, she, ithas paraded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad paraded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill parade
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have paraded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam parading
he, she, itis parading
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you, we, theyare parading
Past
I, he, she, itwas parading
you, we, theywere parading
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been parading
he, she, ithas been parading
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been parading
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be parading
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been parading
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