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dem·on·strate

 (dĕm′ən-strāt′)
v. dem·on·strat·ed, dem·on·strat·ing, dem·on·strates
v.tr.
1. To show clearly and deliberately; manifest: demonstrated her skill as a gymnast; demonstrate affection by hugging.
2. To show to be true by reasoning or adducing evidence; prove: demonstrate a proposition.
3. To present by experiments, examples, or practical application; explain and illustrate: demonstrated the laws of physics with laboratory equipment.
4. To show the use of (an article) to a prospective buyer: The salesperson plugged in and demonstrated the vacuum cleaner.
v.intr.
1. To give a demonstration: described the dance step, then took a partner and demonstrated.
2. To participate in a public display of opinion: demonstrated against tax hikes.

[Latin dēmōnstrāre, dēmōnstrāt- : dē-, completely; see de- + mōnstrāre, to show (from mōnstrum, divine portent, from monēre, to warn; see men- in Indo-European roots).]

demonstrate

(ˈdɛmənˌstreɪt)
vb
1. (Logic) (tr) to show, manifest, or prove, esp by reasoning, evidence, etc: it is easy to demonstrate the truth of this proposition.
2. (tr) to evince; reveal the existence of: the scheme later demonstrated a fatal flaw.
3. (tr) to explain or illustrate by experiment, example, etc
4. (tr) to display, operate, and explain the workings of (a machine, product, etc)
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (intr) to manifest support, protest, etc, by public parades or rallies
6. (Professions) (intr) to be employed as a demonstrator of machinery, etc
7. (Military) (intr) military to make a show of force, esp in order to deceive one's enemy
[C16: from Latin dēmonstrāre to point out, from monstrāre to show]

dem•on•strate

(ˈdɛm ənˌstreɪt)

v. -strat•ed, -strat•ing. v.t.
1. to describe, explain, or illustrate by examples, specimens, experiments, or the like.
2. to make evident or establish by reasoning; prove.
3. to display openly or publicly, as feelings.
4. to exhibit the operation or use of (a product), esp. to a prospective customer.
v.i.
5. to make, give, or take part in a demonstration.
6. to attack or make a show of military force to deceive an enemy.
[1545–55; < Latin dēmonstrātus, past participle of dēmonstrāre to show, point out =dē- de- + monstrāre to show, v. derivative of monstrum sign, portent]
dem′on•strat`ed•ly, adv.

demonstrate


Past participle: demonstrated
Gerund: demonstrating

Imperative
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Present
I demonstrate
you demonstrate
he/she/it demonstrates
we demonstrate
you demonstrate
they demonstrate
Preterite
I demonstrated
you demonstrated
he/she/it demonstrated
we demonstrated
you demonstrated
they demonstrated
Present Continuous
I am demonstrating
you are demonstrating
he/she/it is demonstrating
we are demonstrating
you are demonstrating
they are demonstrating
Present Perfect
I have demonstrated
you have demonstrated
he/she/it has demonstrated
we have demonstrated
you have demonstrated
they have demonstrated
Past Continuous
I was demonstrating
you were demonstrating
he/she/it was demonstrating
we were demonstrating
you were demonstrating
they were demonstrating
Past Perfect
I had demonstrated
you had demonstrated
he/she/it had demonstrated
we had demonstrated
you had demonstrated
they had demonstrated
Future
I will demonstrate
you will demonstrate
he/she/it will demonstrate
we will demonstrate
you will demonstrate
they will demonstrate
Future Perfect
I will have demonstrated
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we will have demonstrated
you will have demonstrated
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Future Continuous
I will be demonstrating
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we will be demonstrating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been demonstrating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been demonstrating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been demonstrating
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Conditional
I would demonstrate
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Past Conditional
I would have demonstrated
you would have demonstrated
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we would have demonstrated
you would have demonstrated
they would have demonstrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.demonstrate - give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
bring home - make understandable and clear; "This brings home my point"
show - make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
2.demonstrate - establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
prove oneself - show one's ability or courage
prove - prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain - establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
negate, contradict - prove negative; show to be false
stultify - prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence; "nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself"
3.demonstrate - provide evidence fordemonstrate - provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"
authenticate - establish the authenticity of something
attest - establish or verify the usage of; "This word is not attested until 1993"
reflect - give evidence of the quality of; "The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"
reflect - give evidence of a certain behavior; "His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"
notarise, notarize - authenticate as a notary; "We had to have the signature notarized"
bear witness, evidence, testify, prove, show - provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
condemn - demonstrate the guilt of (someone); "Her strange behavior condemned her"
4.demonstrate - march in protest; take part in a demonstration; "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"
dissent, protest, resist - express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"
picket - serve as pickets or post pickets; "picket a business to protest the layoffs"

demonstrate

verb
1. prove, show, establish, indicate, make clear, manifest, evidence, testify to, evince, show clearly You have to demonstrate that you are reliable.
2. show, evidence, express, display, indicate, exhibit, manifest, make clear or plain Have they demonstrated a commitment to democracy?
3. march, protest, rally, object, parade, picket, say no to, remonstrate, take up the cudgels, express disapproval Vast crowds have been demonstrating against the reforms.
4. describe, show, explain, teach, illustrate, give a demonstration of He demonstrated how to peel and chop garlic.

demonstrate

verb
1. To make manifest or apparent:
Translations
يُبَرْهِنُيَتَظاهَريُظْهِر، يُبَرْهِنيَعْرِض، يُبَيِّن
demonstrovatpředvádětpředvéstukázat
demonstrerevise
osoittaa
pokazati
demonstráltüntet
færa heim sanninn um, sÿnamótmælasÿna notkun
立証する
증명하다
demonstracijademonstrantasdemonstruotiparodomasis įvardisparodyti
demonstrētpiedalīties demonstrācijāskaidri parādīt
demonštrovať
demonstriratiprikazatirazložiti
visa
แสดงให้เห็น
sự thể hiện, sự chứng minh

demonstrate

[ˈdemənstreɪt]
A. VT
1. (= prove) [+ theory] → demostrar, probar
you have to demonstrate that you are reliabletienes que demostrar que se puede confiar en ti
2. (= explain) [+ method, product] → hacer una demostración de
3. (= display) [+ emotions] → manifestar, expresar; [+ talent, ability] → demostrar
B. VI (Pol) → manifestarse (against, in support of, in favour of en contra de en apoyo de a favor de)

demonstrate

[ˈdɛmənstreɪt]
vt
(= show) → démontrer
(= prove) → prouver
to demonstrate that ... → prouver que ...
(= give practical explanation of) → faire une démonstration de
She demonstrated the technique → Elle a fait une démonstration de la technique.
to demonstrate how to do sth → montrer comment faire qch
vi (= protest) to demonstrate against something → manifester contre quelque chose
to demonstrate for → manifester en faveur de

demonstrate

vt
truth, emotions, needs, goodwill, skill, braveryzeigen, beweisen; (by experiment, example) → demonstrieren, zeigen
appliance etcvorführen; operationvorführen, demonstrieren
vi (Pol etc) → demonstrieren

demonstrate

[ˈdɛmənˌstreɪt]
1. vt
a. (truth, ability) → dimostrare; (emotion) → manifestare
b. (appliance) → fare una dimostrazione di
2. vi (Pol) to demonstrate (for/against)manifestare (per/contro)

demonstrate

(ˈdemənstreit) verb
1. to show clearly. This demonstrates his ignorance of the situation.
2. to show how something works or is done. He demonstrated how the new vacuum cleaner worked.
3. to express an opinion (usually political) by marching, showing banners etc in public. A crowd collected to demonstrate against the new taxes.
ˌdemonˈstration noun
1. a display or exhibition (of how something works etc). I'd like a demonstration of this dishwasher.
2. (also ˈdemo (ˈdemou) plural ˈdemos) a public expression of opinion by holding meetings and processions, showing placards etc.
ˈdemonstrator noun
1. a person who takes part in a public demonstration.
2. a teacher or assistant who helps students with practical work.
demonstrative adjective, pronoun any one of the words this, *that, *these or those

demonstrate

يُبَرْهِنُ předvádět demonstrere demonstrieren αποδεικνύω demostrar osoittaa démontrer pokazati dimostrare 立証する 증명하다 aantonen demonstrere zademonstrować demonstrar наглядно показать visa แสดงให้เห็น bulgularla kanıtlamak sự thể hiện, sự chứng minh 演示

demonstrate

vt demostrar
References in classic literature ?
He kept laughing sarcastically, he demonstrated, and at last contemptuously ceased to demonstrate, like a mathematician who ceases to prove in various ways the accuracy of a problem that has already been proved.
Well," said he, "I have done enough to demonstrate the correctness of my details.
His ebullient spirits were always on tap to spill over on the slightest provocation, and, as he was afterwards to demonstrate, he could weary a puppy with play.
Nothing was visible, nor could be visible, to us, except Straight Lines; and the necessity of this I will speedily demonstrate.
I know there are those who will sneer at the supposition of a pocket-handkerchief possessing any mind, or esprit, at all; but let such have patience and read on, when I hope it will be in my power to demonstrate their error.
Because;' here was something to demonstrate, and it set him up again; 'because the reply depends so materially, Louisa, on the sense in which we use the expression.
Nay, even that school which is most accused of atheism doth most demonstrate religion; that is, the school of Leucippus and Democritus and Epicurus.
To argue with respect to the latter would, however, be as vain and fruitless as to attempt the serious proof of the existence of matter, or to demonstrate any of those propositions which, by their own internal evidence, force conviction, when expressed in language adapted to convey their meaning.
But that there may be no misapprehensions upon this subject, I shall add one case more, to demonstrate the proper use of these maxims, and the abuse which has been made of them.
This alone demonstrates the impolicy of inserting a fundamental provision in the Constitution which would make the State systems a standard for the national government in the article under consideration, and the danger of encumbering the government with any constitutional provisions the propriety of which is not indisputable.
With thy laughter wilt thou frighten and prostrate them: fainting and recovering will demonstrate thy power over them.
These fellows demonstrate a hidden meaning in "The Antediluvians," a parable in Powhatan," new views in "Cock Robin," and transcendentalism in "Hop O' My Thumb.