What does demonstrate mean?

Definitions for demonstrate
ˈdɛm ənˌstreɪtdemon·strate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrateverb

    give an exhibition of to an interested audience

    "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"

  2. prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shewverb

    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"

  3. attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidenceverb

    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"

  4. demonstrate, marchverb

    march in protest; take part in a demonstration

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

Wiktionary

  1. demonstrateverb

    To display the method of using an object.

  2. demonstrateverb

    To show the steps taken to create a logical argument or equation.

  3. demonstrateverb

    To participate in or organize a demonstration.

  4. Etymology: From demonstro

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DEMONSTRATEverb

    To prove with the highest degree of certainty; to prove in such a manner as reduces the contrary position to evident absurdity.

    Etymology: demonstro, Latin.

    We cannot demonstrate these things so, as to shew that the contrary often involves a contradiction. John Tillotson, Pref.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demonstrateverb

    to point out; to show; to exhibit; to make evident

  2. Demonstrateverb

    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

  3. Demonstrateverb

    to exhibit and explain (a dissection or other anatomical preparation)

  4. Etymology: [L. demonstratus, p. p. of demonstrare to demonstrate; de- + monstrare to show. See Monster.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Demonstrate

    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, -ātumde, inten., and monstrāre, to show.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'demonstrate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3922

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'demonstrate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4688

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'demonstrate' in Verbs Frequency: #309

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demonstrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demonstrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of demonstrate in a Sentence

  1. Anne Teather:

    Another explanation is that the drums were instructional teaching aids that would have been used to demonstrate some of the principles of mathematics and geometry.

  2. The Justice Department:

    I did parade, demonstrate and picket( inside the Capitol). I can't deny that. You have it on video. I'm not gon na contest it.

  3. Chuck Hagel:

    While the results and initiatives described in this report demonstrate signs of progress in the fight against sexual assault in our military, I recognize there is more work to do.

  4. Mary Sano:

    We want to demonstrate that what’s really present is a cognitive problem and not a psychological or physical problem, for a younger person, we’ll do a more rigorous workup, including imaging and other tests, because we want to make sure we get this right.

  5. California Department:

    Earning additional credits can move up parole consideration of people convicted of nonviolent crimes who have served the full-term of the sentence for their primary offense, and who demonstrate that their release to the community would not pose an unreasonable risk of violence to the community.

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