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verb demonstrate pronunciation in British English /ˈdemənˌstreɪt/
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present tense
present participledemonstrating
past tensedemonstrated
past participledemonstrated
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to show clearly that something is true or that it exists
  2. 2
    [transitive] to show someone how to do something by doing it yourself
  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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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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