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Meaning of DEMONSTRATE

Pronunciation:  'demun`streyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
  2. [v]  provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "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"
  3. [v]  show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
  4. [v]  march in protest; take part in a demonstration; "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"
 

DEMONSTRATE is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: attest, certify, demo, establish, evidence, exhibit, manifest, march, present, prove, shew, show, show
 
 Antonyms: confute, disprove
 
 See Also: affirm, authenticate, bear witness, bring home, condemn, confirm, contradict, corroborate, dissent, negate, notarise, notarize, picket, protest, prove, prove oneself, reflect, resist, show, stultify, substantiate, support, sustain, testify

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dem"on*strate\ (?; 277), v. t. [L. demonstratus, p.
p. of demonstrare to demonstrate; de- + monstrare to show.
See {Monster}.]
1. To point out; to show; to exhibit; to make evident.
   --Shak.

2. To show, or make evident, by reasoning or proof; to prove
   by deduction; to establish so as to exclude the
   possibility of doubt or denial.

         We can not demonstrate these things so as to show
         that the contrary often involves a contradiction.
                                               --Tillotson.

3. (Anat.) To exhibit and explain (a dissection or other
   anatomical preparation).

 
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