[ dem-uhn-streyt ]
/ ˈdɛm ənˌstreɪt /
verb (used with object), dem·on·strat·ed, dem·on·strat·ing.
to make evident or establish by arguments or reasoning; prove: to demonstrate a philosophical principle.
to describe, explain, or illustrate by examples, specimens, experiments, or the like: to demonstrate the force of gravity by dropping an object.
to manifest or exhibit; show: He demonstrated his courage by his actions in battle.
to display openly or publicly, as feelings: to demonstrate one's anger by slamming a door.
to exhibit the operation or use of (a device, process, product, or the like), usually to a purchaser or prospect: to demonstrate an automobile.
verb (used without object), dem·on·strat·ed, dem·on·strat·ing.
to make, give, or take part in, a demonstration: The pickets required a license to demonstrate.
Military. to attack or make a show of force to deceive an enemy.
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Origin of demonstrate
1545–55; < Latin dēmonstrātus, past participle of dēmonstrāre to show, point out, equivalent to dē- de- + monstrāre to show, verbal derivative of monstrum sign, portent
dem·on·strat·ed·ly, adverbcoun·ter·dem·on·strate, verb (used without object), coun·ter·dem·on·strat·ed, coun·ter·dem·on·strat·ing.pre·dem·on·strate, verb (used with object), pre·dem·on·strat·ed, pre·dem·on·strat·ing.re·dem·on·strate, verb, re·dem·on·strat·ed, re·dem·on·strat·ing.
sub·dem·on·strate, verb (used with object), sub·dem·on·strat·ed, sub·dem·on·strat·ing.un·dem·on·strat·ed, adjectivewell-dem·on·strat·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for well-demonstrated
Moreover, he was regular, and never went out except for well-demonstrated requirements of the orchard and vegetable garden.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for well-demonstrated (1 of 2)
adjective (well demonstrated when postpositive)
(of an ability, fact, idea, etc) shown, manifested, or proved convincingly or thoroughly
British Dictionary definitions for well-demonstrated (2 of 2)
/ (ˈdɛmənˌstreɪt) /
(tr) to show, manifest, or prove, esp by reasoning, evidence, etcit is easy to demonstrate the truth of this proposition
(tr) to evince; reveal the existence ofthe scheme later demonstrated a fatal flaw
(tr) to explain or illustrate by experiment, example, etc
(tr) to display, operate, and explain the workings of (a machine, product, etc)
(intr) to manifest support, protest, etc, by public parades or rallies
(intr) to be employed as a demonstrator of machinery, etc
(intr) military to make a show of force, esp in order to deceive one's enemy
Word Origin for demonstrate
C16: from Latin dēmonstrāre to point out, from monstrāre to show
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