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demonstrate

verb (SHOW)    /ˈdem.ən.streɪt/
B2 [T] to show or make make something clear: These figures clearly demonstrate the size of the economic problem facing the country. [+ that] Research has demonstrated that babies can recognize their mother's voice very soon after birth. These problems demonstrate the importance of strategic planning.Showing and demonstrating C1 [T] to show something and explain how it works: He's got a job demonstrating kitchen equipment in a department store. [+ question word] The teacher demonstrated how to use the equipment.Showing and demonstrating
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