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"
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)
Origin: [L. demonstratus, p. p. of demonstrare to demonstrate; de- + monstrare to show. See Monster.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-mon′strāt, v.t. to show or point out clearly: to prove with certainty.—adj. Demon′strable, that may be demonstrated.—ns. Demon′strableness, Demonstrabil′ity.—adv. Demon′strably.—ns. Demonstrā′tion, a pointing out: proof beyond doubt: expression of the feelings by outward signs: expression of sympathy with political or social opinions, with a man or body of men, by a mass-meeting, a procession, &c.: show: a movement of troops or ships to exhibit military intention, or in war to deceive the enemy.—adj. Demon′strative, making evident: proving with certainty: of the nature of proof: given to the manifestation of one's feelings.—adv. Demon′stratively.—ns. Demon′strativeness; Dem′onstrator, one who proves beyond doubt: one who teaches: (anat.) one who teaches anatomy from the dissected parts.—adj. Demon′stratory, demonstrative. [L. demonstrāre, -ātum—de, inten., and monstrāre, to show.]
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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
The numerical value of demonstrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of demonstrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- демонстрирам, показвамBulgarian
- demostrarCatalan, Valencian
- δείχνω, διαδηλώνωGreek
- montri, elmontri, manifestacii, demonstriEsperanto
- نشان دادنPersian
- näyttää, demonstroida, osoittaaFinnish
- tog fianaisScottish Gaelic
- показать, продемонстрировать, демонстрировать, показыватьRussian
- chứng minhVietnamese
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