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Definition of 'demonstrate'

Verb

  1. show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
       Synonyms: show demo exhibit present
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: prove establish show shew
       Antonyms: disprove confute
  3. 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"
       Synonyms: attest certify manifest evidence
  4. march in protest; take part in a demonstration; "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"
       Synonyms: march


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