Synonyms and Antonyms of demonstrate

  1. 1 to gain full recognition or acceptance of you must demonstrate your scientific thesis before a jury of your professional peers Synonyms of demonstrate establish, prove, show, substantiateWords Related to demonstrate attest, authenticate, bear out, document, evidence, support, sustain, uphold; confirm, corroborate, justify, validate, verifyNear Antonyms of demonstrate confute, discredit, invalidate, rebut, refuteAntonyms of demonstrate disprove

  2. 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 Synonyms of demonstrate prove, document, establish, substantiate, validateWords Related to demonstrate back (up), buttress, circumstantiate, corroborate; evidence, evince, record, support, uphold, witness; adduce, attest, authenticate, certify, identify; confirm, sustain, verify, vouch; clinch, nail, settle; confess, depose, testifyNear Antonyms of demonstrate challenge, dispute, object; allege, assume, conjecture, guess, presume, surmise, suspectAntonyms of demonstrate disprove, rebut, refute

  3. 3 to make known (something abstract) through outward signs the babysitter's actions during the emergency demonstrate beyond doubt her general dependability Synonyms of demonstrate bespeak, betray, communicate, declare, show, display, evince, expose, give away, manifest, revealWords Related to demonstrate bare, disclose, unbosom, uncloak, uncover; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, placard, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; projectNear Antonyms of demonstrate belie, misrepresent; distort, falsify, garble, twist; camouflage, disguise; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; conceal, counterfeit, cover, hide, mask, obscure, occlude, veil

  4. 4 to make plain or understandable a few striking facts should demonstrate the complex nature of our topic Synonyms of demonstrate clarify, clear (up), construe, explain, demystify, elucidate, explicate, expound, get across, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, simplify, spell out, unriddleWords Related to demonstrate decipher, decode; analyze, break down; disentangle, undo, unravel, unscramble, untangle; resolve, solve; define, specify; annotate, commentate, glossNear Antonyms of demonstrate befog, cloud; confound, confuse, obfuscateAntonyms of demonstrate obscure

  5. 5 to show or make clear by using examples the visiting physicist demonstrated very graphically several basic scientific principles Synonyms of demonstrate illustrate, exemplify, instanceWords Related to demonstrate adduce, cite, mention, quote; name, specify; analyze, break down; clarify, clear (up), explain, explicate, expound; edify, elucidate, enlighten; illuminate; construe, interpret; simplify, spell out; detail, enumerate, listNear Antonyms of demonstrate becloud, blur, cloud, darken, fog, muddy, obscure; confuse, perplex, puzzle

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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