1 show
amply, beyond doubt, clearly, conclusively, convincingly, effectively, powerfully, successfully, well

The study demonstrates beyond doubt the effectiveness of the new drug.

consistently, repeatedly
elegantly, neatly (esp. BrE)
empirically, experimentally
graphically, vividly

This tragedy graphically demonstrates the dangers of extreme sports.


The President must demonstrate to the country that he is really in control.

2 protest

Campaigners were demonstrating against the slaughter of dolphins.


Their objective was to demonstrate peacefully for civil rights.

Demonstrate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑article, ↑evidence, ↑examination, ↑example, ↑experiment, ↑finding, ↑incident, ↑investigation, ↑paper, ↑protester, ↑record, ↑report, ↑research, ↑result, ↑study, ↑test, ↑trial
Demonstrate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ability, ↑acumen, ↑agility, ↑aspect, ↑association, ↑authority, ↑bias, ↑bravery, ↑capability, ↑capacity, ↑command, ↑commitment, ↑competence, ↑complexity, ↑confidence, ↑consistency, ↑contempt, ↑correlation, ↑courage, ↑creativity, ↑decrease, ↑dedication, ↑desire, ↑determination, ↑difference, ↑disregard, ↑dominance, ↑effect, ↑effectiveness, ↑efficiency, ↑empathy, ↑excellence, ↑existence, ↑extent, ↑feasibility, ↑flexibility, ↑folly, ↑futility, ↑gallantry, ↑idea, ↑ignorance, ↑importance, ↑improvement, ↑inability, ↑inadequacy, ↑incompatibility, ↑incompetence, ↑increase, ↑indifference, ↑influence, ↑ingenuity, ↑innocence, ↑intelligence, ↑knack, ↑knowledge, ↑leadership, ↑limitation, ↑link, ↑love, ↑loyalty, ↑mastery, ↑maturity, ↑need, ↑openness, ↑perseverance, ↑persistence, ↑potential, ↑power, ↑preference, ↑proficiency, ↑progress, ↑prowess, ↑readiness, ↑reduction, ↑relationship, ↑relevance, ↑reliability, ↑resilience, ↑restraint, ↑seriousness, ↑sincerity, ↑skill, ↑solidarity, ↑sophistication, ↑stupidity, ↑suitability, ↑superiority, ↑support, ↑talent, ↑taste, ↑technique, ↑understanding, ↑usefulness, ↑utility, ↑validity, ↑valour, ↑value, ↑variability, ↑vulnerability, ↑weakness, ↑willingness, ↑worth

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