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as in: demonstrate to protest Define
a public display supporting a cause -- usually joining with others in a political protest
  • Napoleon had commanded that once a week there should be held something called a Spontaneous Demonstration, the object of which was to celebrate the struggles and triumphs of Animal Farm.
  • The sheep were the greatest devotees of the Spontaneous Demonstration, and if anyone complained (as a few animals sometimes did, when no pigs or dogs were near) that they wasted time and meant a lot of standing about in the cold, the sheep were sure to silence him with a tremendous bleating of ’Four legs good, two legs bad!’ But by and large the animals enjoyed these celebrations.

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  • The students demonstrated against hate speech.
  • The students demonstrated against limitations on free speech.

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as in: It demonstrates my point. Define
to show
  • There was nothing with which they could compare their present lives: they had nothing to go upon except Squealer’s lists of figures, which invariably demonstrated that everything was getting better and better.

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  • The salesperson demonstrated features of both phones so I could compare them.
  • The medal is given only to a few who have demonstrated extraordinary courage while defending their country.

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as in: It demonstrates my point. Define
to show
as in: demonstrate to protest Define
a public display supporting a cause -- usually joining with others in a political protest
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