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verb parade pronunciation in American English /pəˈreɪd/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyparade
he/she/itparades
present participleparading
past tenseparaded
past participleparaded
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to walk as part of an organized group in order to celebrate or publicly protest something
    parade through/past/around etc.:

    War veterans were parading through the streets to commemorate the victory.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] showing disapproval to walk around so that people will look at you and admire you
    parade around/past etc.:

    She was parading around in a bathing suit.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to make someone walk around so that people will look at them and often laugh at them

      He was paraded around the classroom in a dunce's cap.

  3. 5
    [transitive] to claim that someone or something has good qualities that they do not really have
    parade someone/something as something:

    Though paraded as a modern weapons system, it is actually more than 20 years old.

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