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Pronunciation: \'de-m[schwa]n-,str[macron over a]t\




1 : to show clearly <He demonstrates a willingness to change.>

2 : to prove or make clear by reasoning <Galileo demonstrated that the earth revolves around the sun.>

3 : to explain (as in teaching) by use of examples or experiments <My science project demonstrates blood circulation.>

4 : to show to people the good qualities of an article or a product <demonstrate a new car>

5 : to make a public display (as of feelings or military force) <Marchers demonstrated for human rights.>

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