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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: demonstrate, for

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 contrast to the limited epidemiologic data, the amount of data demonstrating the importance of EDC effects after prenatal exposure and their effects in adult tumor formation is increasing in laboratory animal studies.
Sociologist Fisher is making a career of demonstrating that academic technophobia is empty nonsense.
Because governmental budgets are backed by legal sanctions and because of the importance governments have placed on demonstrating compliance with legal provisions, governments traditionally have presented budgets to actual comparisons in their financial statements.
At the Handspring Visor booth, company officials were demonstrating soon-to-be-delivered add-on modules in the form of digital cameras, voice recorders, and of course modems.
The 20-year-old will be given just 15 minutes to demonstrate British style on a model she has never seen before.Louise, who works for the Designers salon, in Daventry Road, said: "I'll be demonstrating alongside nine other hairdressers from all over the world in what I'm told will be a choreographed presentation in front of between 2,000 and 3,000 people.
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* With self-awareness, a person has a 50-50 chance of demonstrating self-management.
Demonstrating pathologic changes as well as focal anterior horn cell loss in the patient referenced by Holman is in keeping with neuropathologic findings in poliomyelitis.
We agree with others who have published previous reports that although CT is valuable in elucidating osseous craniofacial anomalies associated with NBCCS, MRI is superior in demonstrating the internal composition and structure of the odontogenic keratocysts that are commonly seen in this syndrome.
Enlightenment inquiries into religion destabilized the crime of blasphemy by demonstrating cultural differences in approaches to piety; by showing regional variation, writers such as Voltaire rejected blasphemy as a uniform idea.
Biomarkers help determine clinical go/no go decisions very early in clinical development and are also proving invaluable in demonstrating early proof of concept in humans.