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demonstrate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdemonstratedem‧on‧strate /ˈdemənstreɪt/ ●●○ W2 AWL verb 🔊 🔊 1 [transitive]PROVE to show or prove something clearly 🔊 The study demonstrates the link between poverty and malnutrition.demonstrate that 🔊 Hitchcock’s films demonstrate that a British filmmaker could learn from Hollywood.demonstrate how/what/why etc 🔊 This section will attempt to demonstrate how the Bank of England operates. 🔊 The government now has an opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to reform.2 [transitive]EXPLAIN to show or describe how to do something or how something worksdemonstrate how 🔊 They’ll be demonstrating how to handle modern, high performance cars. 🔊 Instructors should demonstrate new movements before letting the class try them.see thesaurus at explain, show3 [intransitive]PROTEST to protest or support something in public with a lot of other people 🔊 Supporters demonstrated outside the courtroom during the trial.demonstrate against 🔊 What are they demonstrating against?4 [transitive]PROVE to show that you have a particular ability, quality, or feeling 🔊 He has demonstrated an ability to meet deadlines.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
demonstrateBut leadership, like art, can be demonstrated.If you still don't understand, Marcia will be happy to demonstrate.The studies demonstrate a clear link between smoking and heart disease.More than a decade of performance and change has demonstrated a remarkably consistent, if counterintuitive, phenomenon.Thousands of workers and students demonstrated against US involvement in the war.His commitment to the company is demonstrated by his work on the project.That this substance is divine and intelligent is demonstrated by the orderliness of the universe.Aerobics instructors should always demonstrate each new movement first.Brenda wanted to demonstrate her sympathy in a practical way.A long-range effort from Eyjolfur Sverrisson was parried by Lukic and Walter demonstrated his predatory instincts ruthlessly inside the box.He will also have demonstrated his willingness to leave a marriage.Here are some examples that demonstrate how badly some students write their resumés.A trainer came in to demonstrate how the new computer system worked.Try to round off your answer by demonstrating how your old job has prepared you to do the job you are applying for.Sloan demonstrated impressive leadership in building a company that took employees' needs into account.Thousands of people demonstrated outside the parliament building last night.Joe and Helyne Victor have also demonstrated parent power in their own family and to this entire business.The President is anxious to demonstrate that he has a strong foreign policy.I'm afraid this whole episode demonstrates that we have become less compassionate as a society.The ski instructor began by demonstrating the correct way to turn.The new law was intended to demonstrate the government's concern for the lowest paid workers.Or perhaps the don't knows didn't know where to demonstrate their indecision.You've got to be able to demonstrate to people that the union can help in these cases.The Soviets had demonstrated unsuspected scientific and engineering skills.The assessment center gives each applicant the opportunity to demonstrate whether they are suited to the work.demonstrate thatStudy 1 demonstrated that drivers were substantially more likely to recall those situations in which they had experienced risk.The Harlows have demonstrated that, in monkeys, these effects are slightly diminished rather than heightened by material influence.It demonstrates that in the post-Cold War world, middle powers can avail themselves of new power to build coalitions.It demonstrated that Payne was no longer a novice.Scientific evidence demonstrates that smoking can cause birth defects.In addition these dissociation profiles appear to demonstrate that the enhanced DNase I cleavage disappears more slowly than the actual footprint.Only when Brearley demonstrated that the problem could be solved by carefully controlled heat treatment did the stainless-steel knife become widely used.Drescher, however, has demonstrated that there were at least twenty-seven public meetings for anti-slave trade petitioning in 1788.In the United States it has been clearly demonstrated that they do.demonstrate howThere's only one way you can cripple a bad scientist, and that's to demonstrate how bad his science is.The event demonstrated how deeply seated were the suspicions of both sides, and how far apart their views.The awards scheme, launched last year, aims to demonstrate how game shooting and conservation work for a better countryside.After studying his agency's current advertising he worked out alternative campaigns, demonstrating how he would handle them.Most of the examples demonstrate how power bases flowing from personality served to fuel strategies in all three success categories.Earlier case studies demonstrated how this may be done.A Colgate marketer demonstrates how to use the toothpaste and a toothbrush.It also demonstrated how volatile the presidential race is, with change an ever-present participant.demonstrate againstSeveral thousand people came to demonstrate against abortion.
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Verb table
demonstrate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydemonstrate
he, she, itdemonstrates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydemonstrated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave demonstrated
he, she, ithas demonstrated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad demonstrated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill demonstrate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have demonstrated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam demonstrating
he, she, itis demonstrating
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you, we, theyare demonstrating
Past
I, he, she, itwas demonstrating
you, we, theywere demonstrating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been demonstrating
he, she, ithas been demonstrating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been demonstrating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be demonstrating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been demonstrating
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