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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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Intransa will be demonstrating Microsoft applications such as SQL and an Exchange environment.
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), a DMTF Alliance Partner, will be demonstrating its Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), built on the DMTF's Common Information Model (CIM) and Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM).
Also on the EMW agenda, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) Technical Committee, a DMTF Alliance Partner, will be demonstrating the WSDM specification.
Philips will also be demonstrating the Philips Nexperia Personal Media Player (PMP) system solution, which has been enhanced to include an optional DVB-T module (the PDD2016) for reception of live digital TV on portable media players and personal digital assistants (PDAs).
Philips will also be demonstrating its first dedicated coprocessor designed for in-car entertainment systems to decode Digital Radio Mondiale signals, the universal, non-proprietary digital AM radio system with FM sound quality available around the world.
By working together, we can help reduce the R&D gap between advanced component suppliers and the OEMs to accelerate vital new technologies to market by demonstrating their readiness in the next generation hybrid vehicles.