verb (used with object), demonstrated, demonstrating.
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), demonstrated, demonstrating.
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.
(transitive) to show, manifest, or prove, esp by reasoning, evidence, etc: it is easy to demonstrate the truth of this proposition
(transitive) to evince; reveal the existence of: the scheme later demonstrated a fatal flaw
(transitive) to explain or illustrate by experiment, example, etc
(transitive) to display, operate, and explain the workings of (a machine, product, etc)
(intransitive) to manifest support, protest, etc, by public parades or rallies
(intransitive) to be employed as a demonstrator of machinery, etc
(intransitive) (military) to make a show of force, esp in order to deceive one’s enemy
demonstration [dem-uh n-strey-shuh n] /ˌdɛm ənˈstreɪ ʃən/ Examples Word Origin noun 1. the act or circumstance of proving or being proved conclusively, as by reasoning or a show of evidence: a belief incapable of demonstration. 2. something serving as proof or supporting evidence: They sent a check as a demonstration of their concern. 3. a […]
undemonstrative [uhn-duh-mon-struh-tiv] /ˌʌn dəˈmɒn strə tɪv/ Synonyms Examples Word Origin adjective 1. not given to open exhibition or expression of emotion, especially of affection. undemonstrative /ˌʌndɪˈmɒnstrətɪv/ adjective 1. tending not to show the feelings; of a reserved nature
adjective, demurer, demurest. 1. characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved. 2. affectedly or coyly decorous, sober, or sedate. adjective 1. sedate; decorous; reserved 2. affectedly modest or prim; coy
verb (used without object), demurred, demurring. 1. to make objection, especially on the grounds of scruples; take exception; object: They wanted to make him the treasurer, but he demurred. 2. Law. to interpose a demurrer. 3. Archaic. to linger; hesitate. noun 4. the act of making objection. 5. an objection raised. 6. hesitation. 7. Law. […]