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demonstrate

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1 to gain full recognition or acceptance of

  • you must demonstrate your scientific thesis before a jury of your professional peers
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2 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
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3 to make known (something abstract) through outward signs

  • the babysitterʼs actions during the emergency demonstrate beyond doubt her general dependability
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4 to make plain or understandable

  • a few striking facts should demonstrate the complex nature of our topic
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5 to show or make clear by using examples

  • the visiting physicist demonstrated very graphically several basic scientific principles
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Synonym Discussion of demonstrate

show, manifest, evidence, evince, demonstrate mean to reveal outwardly or make apparent. show is the general term but sometimes implies that what is revealed must be gained by inference from acts, looks, or words.
    • careful not to show his true feelings
manifest implies a plainer, more immediate revelation.
    • manifested musical ability at an early age
evidence suggests serving as proof of the actuality or existence of something.
    • a commitment evidenced by years of loyal service
evince implies a showing by outward marks or signs.
    • evinced not the slightest fear
demonstrate implies showing by action or by display of feeling.
    • demonstrated their approval by loud applause


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