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Verb: demonstrate  'de-mun,streyt
  1. Give an exhibition of to an interested audience
    "She demonstrates her dogs frequently";
    - show, demo, exhibit, present, showcase
  2. Make clear the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound";
    - prove, establish, show, shew [Brit, archaic]
  3. Provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behaviour, attitude, or external attributes
    "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness";
    - attest, certify, manifest, 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";
    - march

Derived forms: demonstrating, demonstrates, demonstrated

Type of: affirm, bear witness, confirm, corroborate, dissent, evidence, protest, prove, resist, show, substantiate, support, sustain, testify, witness

Antonym: confute

Encyclopedia: Demonstrate