show vt showed, shown, or, showed, show·ing: to demonstrate or establish by argument, reasoning, or evidencemust show a compelling need for the court actionshow cause: to establish by reasoning and evidence a valid reason for somethingif a debtor wishes to extend a plan beyond three years, he must show cause — J. H. Williamsonmust show cause why the petition may not be granted
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
affectation, amusement, appearance, array, ceremony, chance, color, deceptive appearance, delusion, demonstration, distortion, exhibit, exhibition, expression, facade, flashiness, flourish, frills, front, illusion, impression, manifestation, materialization, occasion, outward show, parade, phenomenon, pomp, pomposity, pompousness, pose, presence, pretense, pretext, revelation, scene, semblance, show, showiness, sight, simulation, specious appearance, splash, trick, veneer, window-dressing
associated concepts: show cause
entertainment, exhibition, exposition, performance, presentation, spectacle
(come into view) verb
be seen, be visible, bring under notice, make one see, materialize, present ones self
adduce, attest, bare, be visible, bear, cite, clarify, demean, demonstrate, denote, depict, designate, detail, disclose, display, document, edify, educate, establish, evidence, evince, exemplify, exhibit, explain, expose, express, furnish evidence, illustrate, indicate, inform, instruct, lay bare, make known, manifest, point out, point the way, portray, present, present one's self, produce, prove, render, represent, reveal, set forth, set straight, signify, specify, tell, testify, unveil, unfold, unmask
adduce, appearance (look), argue, bare, bear (adduce), betray (disclose), brandish, cite (state), clarify, color (deceptive appearance), demean (deport oneself), demonstrate (establish), denote, denude, depict, designate, detail (particularize), discipline (train), disinter, display, document, edify, educate, emerge, evince, exhibit, explain, expose, express, expression (manifestation), flaunt, histrionics, hypocrisy, illustrate, indicate, instruct (teach), manifest, manifestation, performance (workmanship), phenomenon (manifestation), portray, present (introduce), pretense (ostentation), pretense (pretext), pretext, produce (offer to view), prove, purport, render (depict), represent (portray), semblance, signify (denote), specify, testify, unveil
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To illustrate; to prove; to exhibit or display; to produce evidence of something.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.