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.

    Etymology: From demonstro

  2. demonstrateverb

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

    Etymology: From demonstro

  3. demonstrateverb

    To participate in or organize a demonstration.

    Etymology: From demonstro

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demonstrateverb

    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. 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

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

  3. Demonstrateverb

    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.]

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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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  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. Commander Admiral Scott Swift:

    The Arbitration Tribunal's case between the Philippines and China could become the latest opportunity to demonstrate lawful access to regional prosperity for all nations.

  2. State Mike Pompeo on Saturday:

    It is shameful that this reporter chose to violate the basic rules of journalism and decency. This is another example of how unhinged the media has become in its quest to hurt President (Donald) Trump and this Administration, it is no wonder that the American people distrust many in the media when they so consistently demonstrate their agenda and their absence of integrity.

  3. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth:

    People are frustrated, I get it. And theyre scared. I certainly get that, too, rumors abound on social media and elsewhere, with widely varying levels of truth to them. We know that much of the damage is being inflicted by people coming in from outside our community, with the intent to rob and destroy, not to engage in their First Amendment right to demonstrate.

  4. Ankit Panda:

    Every missile they've flight-tested in 2019 to date has used a solid rocket motor and they're clearly becoming more adept at casting these motors in different diameters, there are challenges associated with moving to ICBM-sized SRMs, but perhaps North Korea will demonstrate a breakthrough on that front.

  5. Jeremy Konyndyk:

    Our interests and our fortunes on this pandemic are really inextricably tied with how the pandemic trends across the world and so we're really trying to demonstrate that.

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