1. [ verb ] show or demonstrate something to an interested audience
Synonyms: show present exhibit demo

"She shows her dogs frequently" "We will demo the new software in Washington"

Related terms: show bring_home presentation presentation display screening presentation demonstration exhibitor show show
2. [ verb ] establish the validity of something
Synonyms: show prove establish shew

"This behavior shows his true nature"

Related terms: disprove confirm prove prove_oneself negate stultify stultify
3. [ verb ] establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
Synonyms: prove show establish shew

"The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound" "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"

Related terms: disprove confirm prove prove_oneself condemn negate stultify establishment
4. [ verb ] provide evidence for; stand as proof of
Synonyms: evidence manifest certify attest

"His high fever attested to his illness" "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"

Related terms: testify authenticate condemn notarize reflect reflect attest evidence documentation attestation
5. [ verb ] march in protest; take part in a demonstration
Synonyms: march

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

Related terms: protest picket march demonstrator
6. [ verb ] give evidence
Synonyms: tell evidence ascertain

"he was telling on all his former colleague"

Related terms: confirm inform recognize evidence
Similar spelling:   demonstrated