What does demonstrate mean?

Definitions for demonstrate
ˈdɛm ənˌstreɪtdemon·strate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. demonstrate, march(verb)

    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. demonstrate(Verb)

    To display the method of using an object.

    Etymology: From demonstro

  2. demonstrate(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From demonstro

  3. demonstrate(Verb)

    To participate in or organize a demonstration.

    Etymology: From demonstro

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demonstrate(verb)

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

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

  2. Demonstrate(verb)

    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

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

  3. Demonstrate(verb)

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

    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.]

British National Corpus

  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. Aaron Fischer:

    We believe it's in the very best interests of the concession holders to demonstrate to the government the significant investment they are making to help diversify the economy towards other forms of entertainment such as theater and cultural activities, these investments should translate into approval for around 400 gaming tables...reasonable considering the capital expenditure investment of between $2.5-4 billion being made by each of the operators.

  2. Exane BNP Paribas ' Pearson:

    Those seeing the glass half full may view this as an opportunity to improve corporate governance at VW, however, first VW will need to demonstrate that its operating performance is on track and not the cause of Piech and Winterkorn's discord.

  3. State Department:

    Individuals who are unable to demonstrate that they were born in the United States are denied issuance of a passport.

  4. Stanley Young:

    That will obviously involve at some point a recall. But first VW has to demonstrate to us what they are going to do and that it will be effective.

  5. Chris Coons:

    I am concerned about comments that William Barr has made in the past that fail to appreciate the problems created by mass incarceration and the racial inequities in the criminal justice system, the President's nominee for attorney general should demonstrate in his hearing next week that he will fully and efficiently implement the First Step Act.

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