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- (transitive) to show how to use (something).
- Can you demonstrate the new tools for us?
- 1987, February 8, Richard Zachs, "Candy is dandy (though maybe not liquor) - so for this Valentine's Day, video may be a whole lot more fun", The New York Daily News
- In this tape, a velvet-voiced narrator provides a stroke-by-stroke guide to massaging your partner. As she speaks, comely nude couples demonstrate.
- to show the steps taken to create a logical argument or equation.
- (intransitive) to participate in or organize a demonstration.
- Those people outside are demonstrating against the election results.
- (transitive) to show, display, or present; to prove or make evident
- 2016, David A. Graham, “Donald Trump's Disastrous Debate”, in The Atlantic, page http://www.theatlantic.com/liveblogs/2016/10/second-presidential-debate-clinton-trump/503495/:
- The debate was not long on policy, as questions about the Affordable Care Act and the war in Syria demonstrated.
Conjugation of demonstrate
|present tense||past tense|
|2nd-person singular||demonstrate, demonstratest*||demonstrated, demonstratedst*|
|3rd-person singular||demonstrates, demonstrateth*||demonstrated|
to show how to use something
to show the steps taken to create a logical argument or equation
to participate in a demonstration
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Translations to be checked
- present adverbial passive participle of demonstri
- adverbial present passive participle of demonstrar