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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).]
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Adj.1.demonstrated - having been demonstrated or verified beyond doubt
incontestable, incontestible - incapable of being contested or disputed
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.
To those who were not familiar with the motions of the moon, they demonstrated that she possesses two distinct motions, the first being that of rotation upon her axis, the second being that of revolution round the earth, accomplishing both together in an equal period of time, that is to say, in twenty-seven and one-third days.
Furthermore, it is admitted that never, never, in a million lifetimes, could Michael have demonstrated a proposition in Euclid or solved a quadratic equation.
What escape have I had from problems that could be demonstrated, and realities that could be grasped?
At last a long article appeared, on the 7th of October, in the bulletin of the Royal Geographical Society, which treated the question from every point of view, and demonstrated the utter folly of the enterprise.
Koner, triumphantly demonstrated the feasibility of the journey, its chances of success, the nature of the obstacles existing, the immense advantages of the aerial mode of locomotion, and found fault with nothing but the selected point of departure, which it contended should be Massowah, a small port in Abyssinia, whence James Bruce, in 1768, started upon his explorations in search of the sources of the Nile.
I had demonstrated to my satisfaction that it could not tell how high a mountain was, therefore I had no real use for it.
He draws, for instance, a black line of an inch in length: this, which in itself is a particular line, is nevertheless with regard to its signification general, since, as it is there used, it represents all particular lines whatsoever; so that what is demonstrated of it is demonstrated of all lines, or, in other words, of a line in general.
Again and again it demonstrated that unlike actions produce like results.
However, when Tom grew up, and gave tokens of that gallantry of temper which greatly recommends men to women, this disinclination which she had discovered to him when a child, by degrees abated, and at last she so evidently demonstrated her affection to him to be much stronger than what she bore her own son, that it was impossible to mistake her any longer.
They make one feel to what a degree architecture is a primitive thing, by demonstrating (what is also demonstrated by the cyclopean vestiges, the pyramids of Egypt, the gigantic Hindoo pagodas) that the greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation's effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius; the deposit left by a whole people; the heaps accumulated by centuries; the residue of successive evaporations of human society,--in a word, species of formations.
As compared with the usual type of Mystery plays the Moralities had for the writers this advantage, that they allowed some independence in the invention of the story; and how powerful they might be made in the hands of a really gifted author has been finely demonstrated in our own time by the stage-revival of the best of them, 'Everyman' (which is probably a translation from a Dutch original).