Definition of Demonstrate

1. Verb. Give an exhibition of to an interested audience. "The parents demonstrate the children a French poem "; "We will demo the new software in Washington"

Exact synonyms: Demo, Exhibit, Present, Show
Specialized synonyms: Bring Home
Generic synonyms: Show
Derivative terms: Demo, Demonstration, Demonstration, Demonstrator, Exhibitor, Presentation, Presentation, Presentation, Presentment, Show, Show, Showing, Showing

2. Verb. Establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment. "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
Exact synonyms: Establish, Prove, Shew, Show
Specialized synonyms: Prove Oneself, Prove, Contradict, Negate, Stultify
Generic synonyms: Affirm, Confirm, Corroborate, Substantiate, Support, Sustain
Derivative terms: Demonstrative, Establishment
Antonyms: Disprove

3. Verb. Provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes. "They demonstrate that there was a traffic accident "; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"

4. Verb. March in protest; take part in a demonstration. "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"
Exact synonyms: March
Generic synonyms: Dissent, Protest, Resist
Specialized synonyms: Picket
Derivative terms: Demonstration, Demonstrator, March, March

Definition of Demonstrate

1. v. t. To point out; to show; to exhibit; to make evident.

Definition of Demonstrate

1. Verb. To display the method of using an object. ¹

2. Verb. To show the steps taken to create a logical argument or equation. ¹

3. Verb. To participate in or organize a demonstration. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Demonstrate


Medical Definition of Demonstrate

1. 1. To point out; to show; to exhibit; to make evident. 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. To exhibit and explain (a dissection or other anatomical preparation). Origin: L. Demonstratus, p. P. Of demonstrare to demonstrate; de- + monstrare to show. See Monster. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Demonstrate Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Demonstrate Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Demonstrate

demonstrate (current term)
demonstration ophthalmoscope
demonstrative adjective
demonstrative adjectives

Literary usage of Demonstrate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1798)
"Mr. Playfair proceeds to demonstrate the first proposition of the fifth book, which we give as a specimen of his method: • PROP. i. THEOR. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1835)
"vi»ni s PHILLIPS, Author of a Series of Experiments made to demonstrate that Arteries may be obliterated without Ligature, Compression, or the Knife. ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... and mystical, he would not show from the concept of God his existence, but from existence would demonstrate the divinity of that which exists. ..."

4. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1858)
"An Attempt to demonstrate a Central Physical Law in Nature. London: 1856. A LMOST every age of human history has either given to itself, ^^ or received from ..."

5. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1841)
"upon his desire, God willing, to demonstrate, that his principles are pernicious both to piety and policy, and destructive to all relations of mankind, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Demonstrate

Search for Demonstrate on!Search for Demonstrate on!Search for Demonstrate on Google!Search for Demonstrate on Wikipedia!