verb (used with object), dem·on·strat·ed, dem·on·strat·ing.
verb (used without object), dem·on·strat·ed, dem·on·strat·ing.
Origin of demonstrate
Examples from the Web for demonstrate
He was trying, I think, to demonstrate balance and equivalence.
Over the course of the year, Klaus would repeatedly, through word and deed, demonstrate his sympathies with Putin.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A classroom experiment seeks to demonstrate what it looks like.
One day, he took a monk with a cleanly shaven head and had him walk around a light bulb to demonstrate this theory.
For the Democrats to win as the Government Party, activist government must demonstrate that it both works and is trustworthy.
"Nous verrons," answered I, swinging it on my forefinger, in order to demonstrate its lightness.Frank Fairlegh|Frank E. Smedley
This: that by knowing the unreality of disease, sin, and death, you demonstrate the allness of God.Unity of Good|Mary Baker Eddy
With the view to demonstrate the fact once more, the above instances were cited.Woman under socialism|August Bebel
The schools exist, and, while painfully inadequate in number, demonstrate what may be done in the future.Prisoners of Poverty|Helen Campbell
But, to-day it is not my purpose to demonstrate to you the final ineffectiveness of the sword.Freedom's Battle|Mahatma Gandhi
British Dictionary definitions for demonstrate
Word Origin for demonstrate
Word Origin and History for demonstrate
1550s, "to point out," from Latin demonstratus, past participle of demonstrare (see demonstration). Meaning "to point out by argument or deduction" is from 1570s. Related: Demonstrated; demonstrating.