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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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Demonstrating three models of new Generation IV beam robots for small to mid-size machines.
RADVISION is demonstrating a wide array of interactive visual communication applications enabling carriers and ASPs to offer a variety of enhanced video services to their customers no matter where they are - at home, at work or on the move.
Exhibiting at TelcoTV, these manufacturers will be demonstrating IPTV set-top boxes, powered by Sigma's media processors, to worldwide telecom companies:
The mobile clients are also demonstrating a fully functional electronic service guide (ESG) that automatically updates changes as well.
As reported recently at the 29th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Hollis-Eden has generated data demonstrating the anti-inflammatory activity of first- and second-generation compounds when given orally in mouse models of lung inflammation and septic shock, as judged by reduced levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-alpha and IL-6 in lung and blood.
The companies demonstrating products based on Si2 projects include:
Comverse will be demonstrating TV personalization in a converged nature: both over mobile phones and using the TV remote control.
AuthorIT, in conjunction with reseller Info By Design, will be demonstrating its cost-effective, integrated, single-source documentation solution, incorporating authoring, content management, security and standards control, and publishing to print, online Help, and the Web.
Intransa and Neterion will be demonstrating real world applications that reflect the business benefits of leveraging 10 GbE technology in an IP SAN infrastructure.
Tak added that the North Vancouver fuel station of the IWHUP - a key stop on the BC Hydrogen Highway(TM) - will be instrumental in demonstrating sustainable transportation for the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The event verified MPLS to GMPLS migration strategies by demonstrating advanced MPLS-based Layer 2 VPLS services and Layer 3 VPN (supporting IPv6 customers) carrying IPTV and multicast triple play services across IP-Optical transport network enabled by using Standards-based GMPLS control plane protocols.
DMTF(R)) -- the industry organization leading the development of management standards and integration technology for enterprise and Internet environments -- and its Alliance Partners are demonstrating the latest technologies enabling vendor-independent, end-to-end management in the data center.
Booth #2079) will showcase the Company's unparalleled range of digital imaging technologies, demonstrating a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and services that improve workflow and deliver customized document management systems to commercial and corporate customers.
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG)(AEX:PHI) today announced that it will be demonstrating a range of new products that promote sense and simplicity for the Connected Consumer on the move at IFA 2005 (Berlin, 2-7 September).
Demonstrating its commitment to the Connected Consumer, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG) (AEX:PHI) today announced a series of new semiconductor solutions for advanced consumer electronics applications in the home.