demonstrate

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Demonstrate is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Plain form
demonstrate

Third-person singular
demonstrates

Past tense
demonstrated

Past participle
demonstrated

Present participle
demonstrating

  1. (transitive) If you demonstrate something, you show that it is true or that it exists.
    In this job, you must demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
    Various studies have clearly demonstrated that very few people have not broken laws.
  2. (transitive) If you demonstrate something, you show how to do it or use it.
    At the sales meeting she demonstrated the new software.
  3. (intransitive) If a group of people demonstrate, they protest something publicly.
    The workers began demonstrating for safer conditions outside the factory.

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