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demonstrate

verb dem·on·strate \ˈde-mən-ˌstrāt\

: to prove (something) by showing examples of it : to show evidence of (something)

: to prove (something) by being an example of it : to be evidence of (something)

: to show (a quality, feeling, etc.) clearly to other people

dem·on·strat·eddem·on·strat·ing

Full Definition of DEMONSTRATE

transitive verb
1
:  to show clearly <demonstrate a willingness to cooperate>
2
a :  to prove or make clear by reasoning or evidence
b :  to illustrate and explain especially with many examples <demonstrate a procedure>
3
:  to show or prove the value or efficiency of to a prospective buyer <demonstrate a new product>
intransitive verb
:  to make a demonstration <crowds demonstrating for the right to vote>

Examples of DEMONSTRATE

  1. Each student must demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in order to pass the class.
  2. Employees must demonstrate competence in certain skills before they can work independently.
  3. The medication will not be marketed until it is demonstrated to be safe.
  4. The latest test results clearly demonstrate that the vaccine works.
  5. The group's failed efforts demonstrate how difficult it is to convince people to change their habits.
  6. They have demonstrated a willingness to negotiate.
  7. Several people will be demonstrating traditional farming techniques.
  8. The instructor demonstrated the correct procedure for pruning a tree.
  9. Would you mind demonstrating how the machine works?

Origin of DEMONSTRATE

Latin demonstratus, past participle of demonstrare, from de- + monstrare to show — more at muster
First Known Use: 1548

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demonstrate

verb dem·on·strate \ˈdem-ən-ˌstrāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
dem·on·strat·eddem·on·strat·ing

Medical Definition of DEMONSTRATE

transitive verb
1
:  to show clearly <demonstrated the artery arteriographically>
2
:  to prove or make clear by reasoning or evidence
intransitive verb
:  to make a demonstration

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