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Definition 1: establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment - [verb of cognition]

Samples where demonstrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
  • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

Synonyms for demonstrate in the sense of this definition

(demonstrate is a kind of ...) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

"his story confirmed my doubts" "The evidence supports the defendant"

(... is a kind of demonstrate ) show one's ability or courage

(... is a kind of demonstrate ) prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

(... is a kind of demonstrate ) prove negative; show to be false

(... is a kind of demonstrate ) prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence

"nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself"

Definition 2: provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes - [verb of communication]

Samples where demonstrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His high fever attested to his illness
  • The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication
  • This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness

Synonyms for demonstrate in the sense of this definition

(demonstrate is a kind of ...) provide evidence for

"The blood test showed that he was the father" "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

(... is a kind of demonstrate ) establish the authenticity of something

(... is a kind of demonstrate ) give evidence of the quality of

"The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"

(... is a kind of demonstrate ) give evidence of a certain behavior

"His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"

(... is a kind of demonstrate ) authenticate as a notary

"We had to have the signature notarized"

(... is a kind of demonstrate ) demonstrate the guilt of (someone)

"Her strange behavior condemned her"

(demonstrate has a similar meaning as ...) establish or verify the usage of

"This word is not attested until 1993"

Definition 3: give an exhibition of to an interested audience - [verb of perception]

Samples where demonstrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She shows her dogs frequently
  • We will demo the new software in Washington

Synonyms for demonstrate in the sense of this definition

(demonstrate is a kind of ...) make visible or noticeable

"She showed her talent for cooking" "Show me your etchings, please"

(... is a kind of demonstrate ) make understandable and clear

"This brings home my point"

Samples where demonstrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle

Synonyms for demonstrate in the sense of this definition

(demonstrate is a kind of ...) express opposition through action or words

"dissent to the laws of the country"

(... is a kind of demonstrate ) serve as pickets or post pickets

"picket a business to protest the layoffs"

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