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demonstrate
used in Hoot

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
It demonstrates my point.
Definition
to show
The exact meaning of this sense of demonstrate can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "I will demonstrate how to throw a Frisbee." — show how to do something
  • "I will demonstrate how much quicker the new computer is than the old one." — show how something works
  • "Her questioned demonstrated that she was listening and thinking deeply about what was said." — showed to be true or proved
  • That meant Dana would feel obligated to demonstrate what a tough hombre he was.
    p. 95.8
demonstrate = show
There are no more uses of "demonstrate" flagged with this meaning in Hoot.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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2  —4 uses as in:
demonstrate to protest
Definition
a public display supporting a cause — usually joining with others in a political protest
  • Kelly Colfax began firing questions: How'd you get involved in the demonstration?
    p. 278.6
demonstration = public protest

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The TV cameraman announced that the demonstration was being broadcast live on the noon news, while the photographer from the paper swooped in for a close-up of Mr. Muckle, looking drained, defeated, and suddenly very old.
    p. 272.4
  • demonstration = public protest

    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The demonstration went on for another hour.
    p. 273.3
  • demonstration = public protest

    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The front page featured a picture of Roy, Beatrice, and Mother Paula clasping hands in the circle at the demonstration.
    p. 275.4
demonstration = public protest

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
There are no more uses of "demonstrate" flagged with this meaning in Hoot.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®