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verb parade pronunciation in British 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 about something
    parade through/past/around etc: War veterans were parading through the streets to commemorate the victory.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to publicly show something that you are proud of
    The team paraded the championship trophy.
    a chance to parade their skills
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  3. 3
    [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.
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  4. 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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