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demonstrates

verb
present tense third-person singular of 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 babysitter's 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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“Demonstrates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/demonstrates. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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