demonstrate

[dem-uhn-streyt]
verb (used with object), demonstrated, demonstrating.
1.
to make evident or establish by arguments or reasoning; prove: to demonstrate a philosophical principle.
2.
to describe, explain, or illustrate by examples, specimens, experiments, or the like: to demonstrate the force of gravity by dropping an object.
3.
to manifest or exhibit; show: He demonstrated his courage by his actions in battle.
4.
to display openly or publicly, as feelings: to demonstrate one's anger by slamming a door.
5.
to exhibit the operation or use of (a device, process, product, or the like), usually to a purchaser or prospect: to demonstrate an automobile.
verb (used without object), demonstrated, demonstrating.
6.
to make, give, or take part in, a demonstration: The pickets required a license to demonstrate.
7.
Military. to attack or make a show of force to deceive an enemy.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin dēmonstrātus, past participle of dēmonstrāre to show, point out, equivalent to dē- de- + monstrāre to show, verbal derivative of monstrum sign, portent

demonstratedly, adverb
counterdemonstrate, verb (used without object), counterdemonstrated, counterdemonstrating.
predemonstrate, verb (used with object), predemonstrated, predemonstrating.
redemonstrate, verb, redemonstrated, redemonstrating.
subdemonstrate, verb (used with object), subdemonstrated, subdemonstrating.
undemonstrated, adjective
well-demonstrated, adjective


1. show, confirm, verify, corroborate.
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demonstrate (ˈdɛmənˌstreɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to show, manifest, or prove, esp by reasoning, evidence, etc: it is easy to demonstrate the truth of this proposition
2.  (tr) to evince; reveal the existence of: the scheme later demonstrated a fatal flaw
3.  (tr) to explain or illustrate by experiment, example, etc
4.  (tr) to display, operate, and explain the workings of (a machine, product, etc)
5.  (intr) to manifest support, protest, etc, by public parades or rallies
6.  (intr) to be employed as a demonstrator of machinery, etc
7.  (intr) military to make a show of force, esp in order to deceive one's enemy
 
[C16: from Latin dēmonstrāre to point out, from monstrāre to show]

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demonstrate
1550s, "to point out," from L. demonstrat-, pp. stem of demonstrare (see demonstration). Meaning "to point out by argument or deduction" is from 1570s. Related: Demonstrated (1670s).
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Example sentences
The following nurseries will also be demonstrating the same process on the days
  listed.
We have no clear and certain way of determining or demonstrating how fast
  territory is needed by the necessities of the country.
Bulls of all ages appeared remarkably close, physically demonstrating their
  friendship.
Holiday leans on the beat, then catches up, demonstrating her impeccable sense
  of rhythm.
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