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Meaning of demonstrate by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin dēmonstrō ( “I show” )


    • IPA: /ˈdɛmənstɹeɪt/

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Explanation of demonstrate by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

    2. The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
    3. provide evidence for

    4. This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness
    5. give an exhibition of to an interested audience

    6. march in protest

    7. Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle

    Definition of demonstrate by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Demonstrate ( ?; 277 ), v. t. [L. demonstratus, p. p. of demonstrare to demonstrate; de- + monstrare to show. See Monster.]
      1. To point out; to show; to exhibit; to make evident. Shak.

      2. To show, or make evident, by reasoning or proof; to prove by deduction; to establish so as to exclude the possibility of doubt or denial.

      We can not demonstrate these things so as to show that the contrary often involves a contradiction. Tillotson.

      3. ( Anat. ) To exhibit and explain ( a dissection or other anatomical preparation ).