verb (used with object)
to offer or expose to view; present for inspection: to exhibit the latest models of cars.
to manifest or display: to exhibit anger; to exhibit interest.
to place on show: to exhibit paintings.
to make manifest; explain.
Law. to submit (a document, object, etc.) in evidence in a court of law.
Medicine/Medical Obsolete. to administer (something) as a remedy.
verb (used without object)
to make or give an exhibition; present something to public view.
an act or instance of exhibiting; exhibition.
something that is exhibited.
an object or a collection of objects shown in an exhibition, fair, etc.
Law. a document or object exhibited in court and referred to and identified in written evidence.

1400–50; late Middle English exhibiten to show < Latin exhibitus (past participle of exhibēre), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + -hib- (combining form of habēre to have) + -itus -ite2

exhibitable, adjective
exhibitor, exhibiter, exhibitant, noun
preexhibit, noun, verb (used with object)
reexhibit, verb (used with object)
self-exhibited, adjective
unexhibitable, adjective
unexhibited, adjective
well-exhibited, adjective

1. show, demonstrate. See display. 2. evince, disclose, betray, show, reveal. 8. showing, show, display. 9, 11. See evidence. 10. display.

2. conceal.
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exhibit (ɪɡˈzɪbɪt)
1.  (also intr) to display (something) to the public for interest or instruction: this artist exhibits all over the world
2.  to manifest; display; show: the child exhibited signs of distress
3.  law to produce (a document or object) in court to serve as evidence
4.  an object or collection exhibited to the public
5.  law a document or object produced in court and referred to or identified by a witness in giving evidence
[C15: from Latin exhibēre to hold forth, from habēre to have]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., from L. exhibit-, pp. stem of exhibere (see exhibition). The noun is recorded from 1620s, from L. exhibitum, neut. pp. of exhibere Related: Exhibited; exhibiting.

1620s, "document or object produced as evidence in court," from L. exhibitum, neut. pp. of exhibere (see exhibition). Transf. use of exhibit A "important piece of evidence" is 1906.
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Example sentences
View hundreds of flowers in a breathtaking indoor exhibit.
The exhibit was partially supported by a $15000 grant from the endowment.
So when the country's economy collapsed, it became a grim exhibit in the case
  against globalisation.
The problem with the exhibit was its subject matter.
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