demostrar


demostrar
v.
1 to show, to display.
demuestra tener mucho interés (en) he shows a lot of interest (in)
2 to demonstrate, to show (funcionamiento, procedimiento).
El chico demostró su hipótesis The boy demonstrated his hypothesis.
El vendedor demostró sus artículos The salesman demonstrated his ware.
3 to demonstrate, to prove.
4 to prove to, to demonstrate to, to show to.
Mi auto demostró ser el mejor My car proved to be the best.
5 to demo, to make a demonstration of.
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demostrar
Conjugation model [CONTAR], like {{link=contar}}contar
verbo transitivo
1 (probar) to prove, show
eso demuestra que no es nada inteligente that proves he's not clever at all
2 (hacer una demostración) to demonstrate, show
3 (manifestar) to show
demostró buena voluntad she showed goodwill
4 MATEMÁTICAS to prove
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verb
1) to demonstrate
2) show
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VT
1) (=probar) to prove

usted no puede demostrar nada — you can't prove anything

demostró que Galileo tenía razón — she proved Galileo right, she proved o showed that Galileo was right

demostró lo mal que hablaba francés — it proved o showed how badly he spoke French

ha demostrado ser muy buena amiga — she has shown herself to be a very good friend

2) (=enseñar) to show, demonstrate

nos demostraron cómo funcionaba el sistema eléctrico — they showed us o demonstrated to us how the electrical system worked

3) (=mostrar) [+ emoción, sentimiento] to show, display

no demostró ningún interés en mis problemas — he showed o displayed no interest in my problems

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verbo transitivo
1) (probar) <verdad> to prove, demonstrate; <teorema> to prove

eso demuestra su ignorancia — that shows o proves his ignorance

te voy a demostrar que tengo razón — I'm going to prove to you that I'm right

ha demostrado ser or que es muy capaz — he's shown himself to be very able

2)
a) <interés/sentimiento> to show
b) <funcionamiento/método> to demonstrate
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= demonstrate, evidence, exemplify, prove, show, substantiate, attest to + the fact that, provide + evidence, go to + show, bear + witness.
Ex. The two objectives are interdependent, and this can be demonstrated first by examining the first objective.
Ex. Although in this case there is no SLIS presence in the teaching, it is noteworthy that the same concern as that evidenced in the City University programme is present.
Ex. Natural language indexing is exemplified in many systems by the use of a character-string search.
Ex. One must be able to prove that a new staff member was selected with due process and with clearly delineated criteria.
Ex. This shows a record in an abstracts based bibliographic data base.
Ex. It can be substantiated that in switching over to new technologies we often have not done this kind of linkage.
Ex. Statistical reports from several libraries attest to the 'fact' that the great majority of library users are performing topical subject searches, not author/title or known-item searches.
Ex. Against that kind of thinking it is pointless to quote research figures and surveys and reports that provide evidence time and again of the importance of book ownership in the acquisition of the 'better education' everybody wants for their children.
Ex. This example goes to show that talent for academic work is only one variety of giftedness.
Ex. Controversy and antagonism attended each area of investigation, as a flood of secondary publication bears witness.
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* demostrar Algo con pruebas = demonstrate + in print.
* demostrar claramente = demonstrate + clearly.
* demostrar de un modo contundente = demonstrate + beyond (all) doubt, demonstrate + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond all doubt.
* demostrar el argumento de Uno = prove + Posesivo + point, prove + point, make + Posesivo + case.
* demostrar la teoría de Uno = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
* demostrar la valía = realise + the potential.
* demostrar lo contrario = prove + differently.
* demostrar lo que Uno dice = make + good + Posesivo + claim.
* demostrar los sentimientos de Uno = wear + Posesivo + heart on + Posesivo + sleeve, show + Posesivo + feelings.
* demostrarlo todo = be proof enough.
* demostrar + Posesivo + valía = prove + Posesivo + value, prove + Posesivo + worth, prove + Reflexivo, show + Posesivo + worth.
* demostrar + Posesivo + valor = prove + Posesivo + value, prove + Posesivo + worth, prove + Reflexivo, show + Posesivo + worth, prove + Posesivo + courage.
* demostrar que Algo no es cierto = debunk.
* demostrar que se está en lo cierto = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
* demostrar que se tiene razón = prove + Posesivo + point, prove + point, make + Posesivo + case.
* demostrar ser = prove + to be, establish + a record.
* demostrar ser mejor = prove + superior.
* demostrar ser necesario = prove + necessary.
* demostrar ser superior = prove + superior.
* demostrar sin lugar a dudas = prove + conclusively.
* demostrar sin ninguna duda = demonstrate + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond all doubt.
* demostrar sin ningún género de duda = demonstrate + beyond (all) doubt, demonstrate + emphatically, demonstrate + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond all doubt.
* demostrar su utilidad = come into + Posesivo + own.
* demostrar su valía = prove + its worth, realise + its full potential.
* demostrar tajantemente = demonstrate + emphatically.
* demostrar un argumento = substantiate + claim.
* el movimiento se demuestra andando = actions speak louder than words.
* eso demuestra que = it (just) goes to show that.
* estar por demostrar = be unproven.
* evidencia + demostrar = evidence + show.
* experiencia + demostrar = experience + show.
* hasta que no se demuestre lo contrario = until proven otherwise.
* inocente hasta que se demuestre lo contrario = innocent until proven guilty.
* lo que demuestra que = which (just) goes to show that.
* que demuestra desequilibrio de carácter = off-balance.
* que puede demostrarse = demonstrably.
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verbo transitivo
1) (probar) <verdad> to prove, demonstrate; <teorema> to prove

eso demuestra su ignorancia — that shows o proves his ignorance

te voy a demostrar que tengo razón — I'm going to prove to you that I'm right

ha demostrado ser or que es muy capaz — he's shown himself to be very able

2)
a) <interés/sentimiento> to show
b) <funcionamiento/método> to demonstrate
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= demonstrate, evidence, exemplify, prove, show, substantiate, attest to + the fact that, provide + evidence, go to + show, bear + witness.

Ex: The two objectives are interdependent, and this can be demonstrated first by examining the first objective.

Ex: Although in this case there is no SLIS presence in the teaching, it is noteworthy that the same concern as that evidenced in the City University programme is present.
Ex: Natural language indexing is exemplified in many systems by the use of a character-string search.
Ex: One must be able to prove that a new staff member was selected with due process and with clearly delineated criteria.
Ex: This shows a record in an abstracts based bibliographic data base.
Ex: It can be substantiated that in switching over to new technologies we often have not done this kind of linkage.
Ex: Statistical reports from several libraries attest to the 'fact' that the great majority of library users are performing topical subject searches, not author/title or known-item searches.
Ex: Against that kind of thinking it is pointless to quote research figures and surveys and reports that provide evidence time and again of the importance of book ownership in the acquisition of the 'better education' everybody wants for their children.
Ex: This example goes to show that talent for academic work is only one variety of giftedness.
Ex: Controversy and antagonism attended each area of investigation, as a flood of secondary publication bears witness.
* demostrar Algo con pruebas = demonstrate + in print.
* demostrar claramente = demonstrate + clearly.
* demostrar de un modo contundente = demonstrate + beyond (all) doubt, demonstrate + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond all doubt.
* demostrar el argumento de Uno = prove + Posesivo + point, prove + point, make + Posesivo + case.
* demostrar la teoría de Uno = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
* demostrar la valía = realise + the potential.
* demostrar lo contrario = prove + differently.
* demostrar lo que Uno dice = make + good + Posesivo + claim.
* demostrar los sentimientos de Uno = wear + Posesivo + heart on + Posesivo + sleeve, show + Posesivo + feelings.
* demostrarlo todo = be proof enough.
* demostrar + Posesivo + valía = prove + Posesivo + value, prove + Posesivo + worth, prove + Reflexivo, show + Posesivo + worth.
* demostrar + Posesivo + valor = prove + Posesivo + value, prove + Posesivo + worth, prove + Reflexivo, show + Posesivo + worth, prove + Posesivo + courage.
* demostrar que Algo no es cierto = debunk.
* demostrar que se está en lo cierto = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
* demostrar que se tiene razón = prove + Posesivo + point, prove + point, make + Posesivo + case.
* demostrar ser = prove + to be, establish + a record.
* demostrar ser mejor = prove + superior.
* demostrar ser necesario = prove + necessary.
* demostrar ser superior = prove + superior.
* demostrar sin lugar a dudas = prove + conclusively.
* demostrar sin ninguna duda = demonstrate + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond all doubt.
* demostrar sin ningún género de duda = demonstrate + beyond (all) doubt, demonstrate + emphatically, demonstrate + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond all doubt.
* demostrar su utilidad = come into + Posesivo + own.
* demostrar su valía = prove + its worth, realise + its full potential.
* demostrar tajantemente = demonstrate + emphatically.
* demostrar un argumento = substantiate + claim.
* el movimiento se demuestra andando = actions speak louder than words.
* eso demuestra que = it (just) goes to show that.
* estar por demostrar = be unproven.
* evidencia + demostrar = evidence + show.
* experiencia + demostrar = experience + show.
* hasta que no se demuestre lo contrario = until proven otherwise.
* inocente hasta que se demuestre lo contrario = innocent until proven guilty.
* lo que demuestra que = which (just) goes to show that.
* que demuestra desequilibrio de carácter = off-balance.
* que puede demostrarse = demonstrably.

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demostrar [A10 ]
vt
A (probar) ‹verdad› to prove, demonstrate; ‹teorema› to prove
sus respuestas demuestran una inteligencia poco común her answers demonstrate above average intelligence
eso demuestra que él ya lo sabía that shows o proves that he already knew
te voy a demostrar que tengo razón I'm going to prove to you that I'm right
demostrar + INF:
ha demostrado ser muy capaz he's shown himself to be very able
demostró no tener la más mínima idea he showed o demonstrated that he didn't have the slightest idea
B
1 ‹interés/sentimiento› to show
2 ‹funcionamiento/método› to demonstrate
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demostrar (conjugate demostrar) verbo transitivo
1verdad/teoremato prove, demonstrate;
ignoranciato show, prove;
ha demostrado ser muy capaz he's shown himself to be very able;

demostrar que algo es/no es cierto to prove sth right/wrong
2
a)interés/sentimientoto show

b)funcionamiento/métodoto demonstrate

demostrar verbo transitivo
1 (enseñar) to show, demonstrate
2 (hacer evidente) to prove
'demostrar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
acreditar
- agradecimiento
- comprobar
- denotar
- desplegar
- identificar
- manifestar
- probar
English:
demonstrate
- prove
- show
- skill
- display
- exemplify
- exhibit
- QED
- unproven
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demostrar vt
1. [mostrar, exhibir] to show, to display;
demuestra tener mucho interés (en) he shows a lot of interest (in);
demostró ser lo suficientemente responsable para el puesto she showed herself to be responsible enough for the post;
el tenista australiano demostró ser uno de los mejores the Australian tennis player proved himself to be one of the best in the game;
demostraba no tenerle miedo a nadie she showed that she was afraid of nobody
2. [probar] to demonstrate, to prove;
¿me quieres? ¡pues demuéstramelo! you love me, do you? well, prove it!;
…lo cual demuestra que estabas equivocado …which goes to show that you were wrong
3. [funcionamiento, procedimiento] to demonstrate, to show;
¿nos podría demostrar cómo funciona? would you mind showing us how it works?
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demostrar
v/t
1 prove
2 (enseñar) demonstrate
3 (mostrar) show
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demostrar {19} vt
: to demonstrate, to show
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demostrar vb
1. (mostrar) to show [pt. showed; pp. shown]
eso demuestra que no has entendido nada that shows you haven't understood a thing
2. (probar) to prove
las pruebas demostraron su inocencia the evidence proved that he was innocent

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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