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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.
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