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ostentō āvī, ātus, āre, freq.

ostendo, to present to view, show, exhibit: cicatricīs suas, T.: iugula sua pro meo capite Clodio, offer: campos nitentīs, V.: passum capillum, Cs.To show off, exhibit, display, parade, make a display of, boast, vaunt: virtutem, S.: inani simulatione sese, Cs.: quid me ostentem?: eum ipsum aliis, S.: se in aliis rebus, exhibit themselves.—To hold up (as an example): Tydiden nobis, O.To hold out, offer, proffer, promise: (largitio) verbis ostentari potest: praemia, S.To hold out, threaten, menace: caedem, servitutem: minas, L.To show, signify, disclose: tibi me istis esse familiarem.

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