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parade

2 verb
     
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1

protest/celebrate

[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]PPG to walk or march together to celebrate or protest about something
parade around/past etc
The marchers paraded peacefully through the capital.
2

show something

[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.
3

walk around

[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.
4

show somebody

[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.
5

proudly show

[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
6

soldiers

[intransitive and transitive]PMA if soldiers parade, or if an officer parades them, they march together so that an important person can watch them
7

parade as something/be paraded as something

if something parades as something else that is better, someone is pretending that it is the other better thing - used to show disapproval:
It's just self-interest parading as concern for your welfare.

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