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verb demonstrate pronunciation in British English /ˈdemənˌstreɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydemonstrate
he/she/itdemonstrates
present participledemonstrating
past tensedemonstrated
past participledemonstrated
  1. 1
    [transitive] to show clearly that something is true or that it exists
    an experiment intended to demonstrate the importance of family relationships
    demonstrate that: The study demonstrates that cigarette advertising does encourage children to smoke.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to show someone how to do something by doing it yourself
    Various techniques will be demonstrated.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to protest about something with other people in a public place
    the right to demonstrate peacefully
    demonstrate against: Hundreds of students had gathered to demonstrate against the budget cuts.

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