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Meaning & Definition of Demonstrate in English

English

Demonstrate

/dɛmənstret/

verb

1. Give an exhibition of to an interested audience

  • "She shows her dogs frequently"
  • "We will demo the new software in washington"
    synonym:
  • show
  • ,
  • demo
  • ,
  • exhibit
  • ,
  • present
  • ,
  • demonstrate

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • prove
  • ,
  • demonstrate
  • ,
  • establish
  • ,
  • show
  • ,
  • shew

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • attest
  • ,
  • certify
  • ,
  • manifest
  • ,
  • demonstrate
  • ,
  • evidence

4. March in protest

  • Take part in a demonstration
  • "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in seattle"
    synonym:
  • demonstrate
  • ,
  • march

Examples of using

I don't know how to demonstrate it, since it's too obvious!