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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demonstrate  \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). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demonstrate 
  v  1:  show  or  demonstrate  something  to  an  interested  audience; 
  "She  shows  her  dogs  frequently";  "We  will  demo  the  new 
  software  in  Washington"  [syn:  {show},  {demo},  {exhibit}, 
  {present}] 
  2:  establish  the  validity  of  something  "This  behavior  shows 
  his  true  nature"  [syn:  {prove},  {establish},  {show},  {shew}] 
  [ant:  {disprove}] 
  3:  give  a  demonstration  of:  "This  improvement  shows  the  effect 
  of  the  drug  most  clearly"  [syn:  {show}] 
  4:  provide  evidence  for  stand  as  proof  of  "His  high  fever 
  attested  to  his  illness";  "The  buildings  in  Rome  manifest 
  a  high  level  of  architectural  sophistication"  [syn:  {attest}, 
  {certify},  {manifest},  {evidence}] 
  5:  march  in  protest;  take  part  in  a  demonstration  [syn:  {march}] 
  6:  reveal;  "a  telling  sign"  [syn:  {tell},  {ascertain},  {evidence}] 




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