1 proof, evidence, testimony, confirmation, verification, substantiation; manifestation, exhibition, display, illustration, indication:
I have seen sufficient demonstration of her ineptitude.
2 presentation, display, show, explanation, description, clarification, elucidation, exposition, Colloq demo:
The student gave an excellent demonstration of how a computer works.
3 picketing, march, parade, protest, rally, sit-in, Colloq Brit demo:
There have been numerous demonstrations against the government's policies.
1 public protest/march
big, huge, large, large-scale, major, massive | mass, popular, public
mass demonstrations against cuts in the health service The president's decision provoked public demonstrations.
| street | spontaneous | peaceful
Thousands gathered for a peaceful demonstration.
| violent | hostile | protest
a protest demonstration against the war
| student | opposition | anti-war, pro-democracy, etc.
VERB + DEMONSTRATION
hold, organize, stage
Taxi drivers staged a demonstration against the new law.
| go on, join, participate in, take part in | call off
The demonstration was called off at the last minute.
| break up, disperse
Police in riot gear dispersed the demonstration.
| ban, suppress | provoke, spark (off)
The minister does not wish to provoke further demonstrations.
DEMONSTRATION + VERB
take place | call for sth
demonstrations calling for an end to sanctions
The visiting president was greeted by hostile demonstrations.
at a/the ~
police intervention at demonstrations
| during a/the ~
Hundreds were arrested during demonstrations in the capital.
| ~ against, ~ in protest at
demonstrations in protest at the arrests
| ~ in favour of, ~ in support of
student demonstrations in favour of a multi-party system
2 showing/explaining sth
physical demonstrations of affection
| cookery, product, etc.
VERB + DEMONSTRATION
do, give sb
I'll give a quick demonstration of some knitting techniques.
3 sth that shows clearly that sth is true
clear, convincing, dramatic, impressive, perfect, vivid
The strike was a dramatic demonstration of the power of the workforce.
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