Definition of DEMONSTRATE

to gain full recognition or acceptance of <you must demonstrate your scientific thesis before a jury of your professional peers>
Antonyms disprove
to show the existence or truth of by evidence <the paleontologist hopes to demonstrate that dinosaurs once existed in central Peru by unearthing the fossil evidence>
Antonyms disprove, rebut, refute
to make known (something abstract) through outward signs <the babysitter's actions during the emergency demonstrate beyond doubt her general dependability>
to make plain or understandable <a few striking facts should demonstrate the complex nature of our topic>
Antonyms obscure
to show or make clear by using examples <the visiting physicist demonstrated very graphically several basic scientific principles>

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