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demonstrate (something) to (someone)

To show someone how something functions or how to operate it. My grandmother wants me to demonstrate to her new laptop to her.
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demonstrate against (someone or something)

To publicly display opposition to someone or something. Many people in our small town are demonstrating against that big construction project because they feel that we don't need more stores so close to our homes.
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demonstrate for (someone or something)

To publicly show support for someone or something. Many people in our small town are demonstrating for that big construction project because the closest store right now is 10 miles away.
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demonstrate against someone or something

to make a public show against someone or something. The citizens demonstrated against the new policies. A number of protestors demonstrated against the mayor.
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demonstrate for someone or something

to make a public show in favor of someone or something. We will all demonstrate for Walter's candidacy. A number of supporters demonstrated for the mayor.
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demonstrate something to someone

to show someone how something works. Would you please demonstrate this DVD player to me? I may want to buy it. The new products were demonstrated to the board of directors in advance.
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This collection demonstrates variations in regional ideas about the permissibility of sexual aggression, notions of consent, tensions around race, and expectations about pre-marital sex and sexual purity.
Aural--Rhythm and melody separated, instruments added to demonstrate layering, rounds and canons
Other machines will demonstrate overmolding with a rotarytable press, LSR molding with a cold-runner system in a high cavitation tool, thermoset molding, and micro-molding of a 0.
The Unisys ES7000 family of Orion servers will be used to demonstrate the advantages of large-scale multiprocessing servers based on Microsoft and Intel technology for high-performance computational requirements.
Similarly there is no study of the efforts of modern philosophers, such as Newman and Blondel, to demonstrate the existence of God based upon the dynamic activity of human moral faculties, such as conscience and will.
Lockheed Martin's X-35A will demonstrate flying qualities and conventional takeoffs and landings for the Air Force variant.
Whereas episcopal Visitors identified the parish as the parish church, the author demonstrates that Orensanos "did not limit their interaction with the spiritual world to the parish church" (17).
Candidates must score a minimum of 80 percent on the written exam(s) and demonstrate skills in accordance with the established skill standards.
The large bird ingestion test is required to demonstrate safe engine shut-down after the impact of an eight-pound bird.
Before opening WIPP to full-scale operations, DOE must demonstrate that the facility can meet federal regulations governing the long-term disposal of radioactive and hazardous wastes.
RADVISION's technology, applications and solutions demonstrate the power of interactive video services in current and converged next generation networks.
ADI will demonstrate the new SoftFone[R] AD6721, which reduces the cost and component count of multimedia features, and the SoftFone AD6722, which adds an integrated image signal processor (ISP) and direct camera interface to eliminate the need for a separate camera coprocessor in cameras up to 3 Megapixels.
These findings are important because they demonstrate that our drug can prevent the cancer from returning.
Syntax-Brillian Corporation (Nasdaq:BRLC) announced today that, at CES 2007, the LCD and LCoS[TM] innovator will demonstrate multiple LCD and LCoS[TM] displays as technology demonstration items that showcase the company's ongoing leadership in digital display production and design.
Represents Fourth Phase 3 Clinical Trial of SILENOR[TM] to Demonstrate Positive Results in the Treatment of Insomnia