ostentate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ostentatus, past participle of ostentare, verb intens. from ostendere. See ostent.

Verb[edit]

ostentate (third-person singular simple present ostentates, present participle ostentating, simple past and past participle ostentated)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To make an ambitious display of; to show or exhibit boastingly.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ostentate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of ostentare
  2. second-person plural imperative of ostentare
  3. feminine plural of ostentato

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

ostentāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ostentātus