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SHEW (shewn)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shew mean? 

SHEW (verb)
  The verb SHEW has 1 sense:

1. establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

  Familiarity information: SHEW used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHEW (verb)


Sense 1shew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

shew; demonstrate; prove; show; establish

Context examples:

The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound / The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

Hypernyms (to "shew" is one way to...):

affirm; confirm; corroborate; substantiate; support; sustain (establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "shew"):

prove oneself (show one's ability or courage)

prove (prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof)

contradict; negate (prove negative; show to be false)

stultify (prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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