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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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References in classic literature ?
Nay, even that school which is most accused of atheism doth most demonstrate religion; that is, the school of Leucippus and Democritus and Epicurus.
As soon as Prince Andrew began to demonstrate the defects of the latter and the merits of his own plan, Prince Dolgorukov ceased to listen to him and gazed absent-mindedly not at the map, but at Prince Andrew's face.
Of this sequence to Bichat's work, already vibrating along many currents of the European mind, Lydgate was enamoured; he longed to demonstrate the more intimate relations of living structure, and help to define men's thought more accurately after the true order.
His ebullient spirits were always on tap to spill over on the slightest provocation, and, as he was afterwards to demonstrate, he could weary a puppy with play.
Well," said he, "I have done enough to demonstrate the correctness of my details.
You have asserted the impossible, now let me demonstrate the inevitable.
I shall develop the inevitability of the breakdown of the capitalist system, and I shall demonstrate mathematically why it must break down.
With thy laughter wilt thou frighten and prostrate them: fainting and recovering will demonstrate thy power over them.
Because;' here was something to demonstrate, and it set him up again; 'because the reply depends so materially, Louisa, on the sense in which we use the expression.
To estimate cost effectiveness based on improved indoor environment, a researcher at Finland's Helsinki University of Technology developed a conceptual model that demonstrates a decrease in performance by 2% for each degree increase of space temperature ranging between 77[degrees]F and 89.
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.
Will produce a thin film part that demonstrates machine flexibility and precision.
Through its CTC High-Performance Solutions initiative, CTC demonstrates the power of Microsoft's .
Murdoch demonstrates how moral decision rests upon the agent's vision.
Norman demonstrates this by highlighting the Franciscan, scriptural, and classical models upon which Musso drew for his sermons.