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demonstrate

Pronunciation: /ˈdemənstreɪt/

Translation of demonstrate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (show) [need/ability/method] demostrar* he demonstrated how to make mayonnaise demostró cómo se hace la mayonesa
    Example sentences
    • A group has been on a rally to London to demonstrate its feelings and has also spelt out its views to Institute chiefs in a bid to keep tuition fees as low as possible.
    • Suddenly Duffy's charges began to demonstrate a bit of pluck.
    • She demonstrates her impressive long distance catching here.
    Example sentences
    • The promoter had even installed a machine and demonstrated how these plates and cups were moulded.
    • On the opening day of the exhibition, Pipop will demonstrate his painting skills by creating a painting in public.
    • Techniques to minimise stress at work were demonstrated at the campaign.
    1.2 [Marketing/Márketing] [appliance/product] hacer* una demostración de

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 [Politics/Política] manifestarse* to demonstrate in support of/against sth/sb manifestarse* en apoyo/en contra de algo/algn
    Example sentences
    • Couldn't the point be made equally effectively by demonstrating in some more public space where private homes and families wouldn't be disrupted?
    • Thousands were demonstrating today - I think near the Ministry of Oil (though someone said it was somewhere else).
    • Thousands were demonstrating today all over the country.
  • 2 [Marketing/Márketing] hacer* demostraciones

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