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demonstrate

dem·on·strate

demonstrate

 
 
pronunciation:
de mn streIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: demonstrated, demonstrates, demonstrating
definition 1: to explain or describe, especially by modeling or using many examples.
The dance teacher demonstrated the jumps she wanted us to learn.
synonyms:
clarify, detail, illustrate, show
similar words:
describe, exhibit, explain, teach, tell
definition 2: to show evidence of; prove.
By the end of the trial, the lawyer had demonstrated my innocence.
 
synonyms:
establish, prove
similar words:
ascertain, cite, confirm, determine, document, exhibit, justify, show, verify
definition 3: to reveal; show.
This painting demonstrates his talent as an artist.
synonyms:
display, show
similar words:
ascertain, determine, disclose, exhibit, expose, prove, reflect, reveal, uncover
definition 4: to take part in a public activity to show support for or against a cause.
The workers demonstrated for better pay and a safer place to work.
 
similar words:
agitate, parade, picket, protest, rally, strike
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