Student Thesaurus

One entry found for demonstrate.
Entry Word: demonstrate
Function: verb
Text: 1 to gain full recognition or acceptance of <you must demonstrate your scientific thesis before a jury of your professional peers> -- see ESTABLISH 1
2 to show the existence or truth of by evidence <the paleontologist hopes to demonstrate that dinosaurs once existed in central Peru by unearthing fossil remains> -- see PROVE 1
3 to make known (something abstract) through outward signs <the babysitter's actions during the emergency demonstrate her underlying dependability> -- see SHOW 2
4 to make plain or understandable <a few facts should demonstrate the complex nature of our topic> -- see EXPLAIN 1
5 to show or make clear by using examples <the visiting physicist demonstrated very graphically several basic scientific principles> -- see ILLUSTRATE 1