Demonstrate Definition

dĕmən-strāt
demonstrated, demonstrates, demonstrating
verb
demonstrated, demonstrates, demonstrating
To show one's feelings or views by taking part in a mass meeting, parade, etc.
Webster's New World
To show by reasoning; prove.
Webster's New World
To show military power or preparedness.
Webster's New World
To show (feelings) plainly.
Webster's New World
To explain or make clear by using examples, experiments, etc.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Demonstrate

  • Latin dēmōnstrāre dēmōnstrāt- dē- completely de– mōnstrāre to show (from mōnstrum divine portent) (from monēre to warn men-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin dēmonstrō (“I show”)

    From Wiktionary

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