見せる - choice of に versus を

Just learning the word. Looks like に marks the person being shown the item of interest, and I presume を marks the item being shown. Can someone confirm my impression or clarify if I’m incorrect?

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You got it right :+1:

パパにねこを見せた。I showed Papa the cat.

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Aye, in this sort of context, を marks the direct object - the thing that has the verb done to it - while に marks the indirect object - the beneficiary of the verb being done.