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Webster 1913 Edition


Demonstrate

Dem′on-strate

(?; 277)
,
Verb.
T.
[L.
demonstratus
, p. p. of
demonstrare
to demonstrate;
de-
+
monstrare
to show. See
Monster
.]
1.
To point out; to show; to exhibit; to make evident.
Shak.
2.
To show, or make evident, by reasoning or proof; to prove by deduction; to establish so as to exclude the possibility of doubt or denial.
We can not
demonstrate
these things so as to show that the contrary often involves a contradiction.
Tillotson.
3.
(Anat.)
To exhibit and explain (a dissection or other anatomical preparation).

Webster 1828 Edition


Demonstrate

DEMONSTRATE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. To show.]
1.
To show or prove to be certain; to prove beyond the possibility of doubt; to prove in such a manner as to reduce the contrary position to evident absurdity. We demonstrate a problem in geometry, or a proposition in ethics, by showing that the contrary is absurd or impossible.

Definition 2022


demonstrate

demonstrate

English

Verb

demonstrate (third-person singular simple present demonstrates, present participle demonstrating, simple past and past participle demonstrated)

  1. To display the method of using an object.
  2. To show the steps taken to create a logical argument or equation.
  3. To participate in or organize a demonstration.
  4. To show, display, present

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Latin

Verb

dēmōnstrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēmōnstrō  "show ye; prove ye"

Participle

dēmōnstrāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of dēmōnstrātus