Definitions for demonstrateˈdɛm ənˌstreɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dem•on•strateˈdɛm ənˌstreɪt(v.)-strat•ed, -strat•ing.
(v.t.)to describe, explain, or illustrate by examples, specimens, experiments, or the like.
to make evident or establish by reasoning; prove.
to display openly or publicly, as feelings.
to exhibit the operation or use of (a product), esp. to a prospective customer.
(v.i.)to make, give, or take part in a demonstration.
to attack or make a show of military force to deceive an enemy.
Origin of demonstrate:
1545–55; < L dēmonstrātus, ptp. of dēmonstrāre to show, point out =dē-de - +monstrāre to show, v. der. of monstrum sign, portent
show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate(verb)
give an exhibition of to an interested audience
"She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew(verb)
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"
attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence(verb)
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"
march in protest; take part in a demonstration
"Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to show sb how to do sth or how sth works
He demonstrated how to operate it.; to demonstrate the procedure; Let me demonstrate for you.
to show evidence of sth; = prove
We can demonstrate that he was alive after the crash.; That demonstrates why she can't be trusted.
to gather as a group and walk in the streets to protest or support sth
Thousands crowded the streets to demonstrate against the war.
To display the method of using an object.
To show the steps taken to create a logical argument or equation.
To participate in or organize a demonstration.
Origin: From demonstro
to point out; to show; to exhibit; to make evident
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
to exhibit and explain (a dissection or other anatomical preparation)
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'demonstrate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3922
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'demonstrate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4688
Rank popularity for the word 'demonstrate' in Verbs Frequency: #309
Translations for demonstrate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to show clearly
This demonstrates his ignorance of the situation.
- wys, demonstreerAfrikaans
- يُظْهِر، يُبَرْهِنArabic
- demonstrarPortuguese (BR)
- vise; demonstrereDanish
- δείχνω καθαράGreek
- نشان دادن؛ آشکار کردنFarsi
- प्रदर्शन करनाHindi
- prikazati, pokazatiCroatian
- færa heim sanninn um, sÿnaIcelandic
- skaidri parādītLatvian
- demonstrere, bevise, (på)viseNorwegian
- نشان دادن؛ آشکار کردنPersian
- څرګندول، ښكار ه كول، ثابتول، په عملى تو ګه شريح كول، مظاهره كول، تمثيلولPashto
- a demonstraRomanian
- jasno pokazatiSerbian
- bevisa, visa, demonstreraSwedish
- 示範，表演Chinese (Trad.)
- واضح طور پر اظہار کرناUrdu
- chứng minhVietnamese
- 示范，表演Chinese (Simp.)
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