Demonstrate meaning

dĕmən-strāt
To demonstrate is defined as to show something by example.

An example of to demonstrate is to show someone how to cook a meal.

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To present by experiments, examples, or practical application; explain and illustrate.

Demonstrated the laws of physics with laboratory equipment.

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To show the use of (an article) to a prospective buyer.

The salesperson plugged in and demonstrated the vacuum cleaner.

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To explain or make clear by using examples, experiments, etc.
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To give a demonstration.

Described the dance step, then took a partner and demonstrated.

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To participate in a public display of opinion.

Demonstrated against tax hikes.

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To show by reasoning; prove.
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To show the operation or working of; specif., to show (a product) in use in an effort to sell it.
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To show (feelings) plainly.
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To show one's feelings or views by taking part in a mass meeting, parade, etc.
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To show military power or preparedness.
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To display the method of using an object.
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To show the steps taken to create a logical argument or equation.
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To participate in or organize a demonstration.
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The definition of demonstrate is to prove something using logic.

An example of to demonstrate is to explain something clearly to make a point.

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Demonstrate means to march or protest against something with a group.

An example of to demonstrate is to show support for an issue by joining a picket line.

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To show clearly and deliberately; manifest.

Demonstrated her skill as a gymnast; demonstrate affection by hugging.

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To show to be true by reasoning or adducing evidence; prove.

Demonstrate a proposition.

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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