1. give an exhibition of to an interested audience

Similar word(s): demo, exhibit, present, show

Definition categories: perception, show

2. establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

- The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound

Similar word(s): establish, prove, shew, show

Definition categories: cognition, affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain

3. provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

- This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness

Similar word(s): attest, certify, evidence, manifest

Definition categories: communication, evidence, prove, show, testify

4. march in protest; take part in a demonstration

- Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle

Similar word(s): march

Definition categories: social, dissent, protest, resist