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Other Demonstrate Definition

[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"
[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"
[v] show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
[v] march in protest; take part in a demonstration; "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"

Antonyms

confute, disprove

Misc. Definitions

\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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