HyperDic: demonstrate

English > 4 senses of the word demonstrate:
VERBperceptiondemonstrate, show, demo, exhibit, presentgive an exhibition of to an interested audience
cognitiondemonstrate, prove, establish, show, shewestablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment / experiment
communicationdemonstrate, attest, certify, manifest, evidenceprovide evidence for
socialdemonstrate, marchmarch in protest
demonstrate > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'mahnstrey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > demonstrate: 4 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningGive an exhibition of to an interested audience.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something
Synonymsshow, demo, exhibit, present
Narrowerbring homemake understandable and clear
Broadershowmake visible or noticeable
Spanishdemostrar, evidenciar, exhibir, manifestar, mostrar, obsequiar, presentar, revelar
Catalandemostrar, ensenyar, evidenciar, exhibir, mostrar, obsequiar, presentar, provar, revelar
Nounsdemonstrationa show or display
demonstrationa visual presentation showing how something works
demonstratora teacher or teacher's assistant who demonstrates the principles that are being taught
English > demonstrate: 4 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningEstablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment / experiment.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"
Synonymsprove, establish, show, shew
Narrowernegate, contradictprove negative
proveprove formally
prove oneselfshow one's ability or courage
stultifyprove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence
Broaderconfirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirmEstablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
Oppositedisprove, confuteprove to be false
Spanishcomprobar, demostrar, establecer, evidenciar, implantar, instaurar, instituir, mostrar, presentar, probar, revelar
Catalandemostrar, establir, evidenciar, implantar, instaurar, instituir, mostrar, presentar, provar, revelar
Adjectivesdemonstrativeserving to demonstrate
English > demonstrate: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningProvide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey demonstrate that there was a traffic accident
Example "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"
Synonymsattest, certify, manifest, evidence
NarrowerauthenticateEstablish the authenticity of something
condemndemonstrate the guilt of (someone)
notarize, notariseauthenticate as a notary
reflectGive evidence of the quality of
reflectGive evidence of a certain behavior
Broadertestify, bear witness, prove, evidence, showProvide evidence for
Similar toattestEstablish or verify the usage of
Spanishcertificar, confirmar, demostrar, evidenciar, manifestar, ratificar
Catalancertificar, confirmar, demostrar, evidenciar, manifestar, provar, ratificar
Adjectivesdemonstrativeserving to demonstrate
English > demonstrate: 4 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningmarch in protest; take part in a demonstration.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"
Synonymmarch
NarrowerpicketServe as pickets or post pickets
Broaderprotest, resist, dissentExpress opposition through action or words / words
Spanishdemostrar, manifestarse
Catalandemostrar, manifestar-se
Nounsdemonstrationa public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)
demonstratorsomeone who participates in a public display of group feeling

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