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Verb demonstrate has 4 senses
  1. show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate - show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
    --1 is one way to show
    Derived forms: noun demonstration5, noun demonstration1, noun demonstrator1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody with something
  2. prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew - establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
    --2 is one way to confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  3. attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence - provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"
    --3 is one way to testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show
    Sample sentence:
    They demonstrate that there was a traffic accident
  4. demonstrate, march - march in protest; take part in a demonstration; "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"
    --4 is one way to protest, resist, dissent
    Derived forms: noun demonstration3, noun demonstrator3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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