HyperDic: ostentate

English > 1 sense of the word ostentate:
VERBperceptionostentate, flaunt, flash, show off, swankdisplay proudly
English > ostentate: 1 sense > verb 1, perception
MeaningDisplay proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsflaunt, flash, show off, swank
NarrowerflexExhibit the strength of
splurgeBe showy or ostentatious
Broaderexpose, exhibit, displayTo show, make visible or apparent
Spanishalardear, fanfarronear, lucir, ostentar, pavonearse, presumir
Catalanfatxendejar, gallejar, presumir
Nounsostentationpretentious / pretentious or showy or vulgar display
ostentationa gaudy outward display

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