demonstrate to

demonstrate (something) to (one)

To show someone how something functions or how to operate it. My boss wants me to demonstrate the software to her.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In order for school counselors to demonstrate to administrators and community stakeholders that they are essential to creating the kinds of learning environments that support success for all students academically, socially/emotionally, and in the workplace, they need the following:
On the contrary, Burnham demonstrates, using musical examples from Haydn and Beethoven, sonata form can be much less than a psychodrama with a single desired outcome; it can demonstrate to us another basic rhythm of life, eternal renewal.
At the same time, the tactical team uses highly visible containment strategies to demonstrate to the subject that the police are willing and able to use force if necessary.