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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 against (someone or something)

To publicly display opposition to someone or something; to protest against 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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As a comparison of these three articles demonstrates, despite similarities in the brutality of rape and the problems of sexual vulnerability in rural societies, rape became a very different criminal act based upon local priorities.
Yushin will demonstrate the merits of putting internet access into robot controls for retrieving set-ups, production notes for a job, or maintenance information.
Performance test results and other findings will demonstrate the capabilities of industry-standard Windows- and Intel-based platforms in an area traditionally dominated by clusters of UNIX computers and proprietary vector supercomputers.
In his normative judgments on philosophies that attempt to demonstrate God's existence by a moral path, Byrne argues that any successful effort in this area must possess two attributes.
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).
Building upon its tradition of excellence in LCoS[TM] microdisplay technology, Syntax-Brillian will demonstrate a new 65" 1080p LCoS[TM] HDTV which is the world's first rear-projection TV (RPTV) to feature the SiliconOptix Realta Hollywood Quality Video (HQV[TM]) video processor.
Abstract #2595), Geron showed that GRN163L continues to demonstrate excellent tolerability and predictable pharmacokinetics in a Phase I/II trial in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and a Phase I trial in patients with solid tumors.
Motorola is scheduled to demonstrate their VIP1200 series of IPTV set-top boxes, powered by Sigma's media processors, to offer advanced video formats and HDTV for a complete TV experience along with support for low bitrate video formats, reliable operation and flexible application possibilities.
For instance, to demonstrate that changes to the broadcast stream can be made without modification to the mobile devices, live additions and deletions to the transmission line-up are made with devices automatically registering the changes and providing users access to the new programs.
Members of the Alliance will demonstrate multiple mobile digital TV implementations at this week's CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas (April 5-7, 2006).
a privately held biotechnology company, today announced the presentation of results from preclinical experiments that demonstrate the effectiveness of the Company's drug CB3304 (noscapine) for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
This is intended to demonstrate the versatility of StorControl to execute on a bladed architecture and manage an iSCSI target, as well as the practical use of blade servers to host both applications and array controller functionality, all within the same enclosure.
This benchmark demonstrates RiGHTv's inherent scalability, performance and high-availability, and our ability to scale up to a very large subscriber base, effectively utilizing a large number of CPUs.
This new patent once again demonstrates the strength of Medicure's medicinal chemistry capabilities and further expands upon our library of proprietary drug candidates," said Albert D.
As of the cut-off date, the mortgage pool demonstrates a weighted average original loan-to-value ratio (OLTV) of 58.