One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his findings demonstrate that boys commit more offences than girls’
show, show beyond doubt, indicate, determine, establish, prove, validate, confirm, verify, corroborate, substantiate, constitute evidence, constitute proof
2‘she was asked to demonstrate quilting to the Women's Institute’
give a demonstration of, show how something is done, show how something works
exhibit, display, show, illustrate, exemplify, give an idea of
3‘his work demonstrated an analytical ability’
reveal, bespeak, indicate, signify, signal, denote, show, display, exhibit, express, manifest, evince, evidence, be evidence of, be an indication of, bear witness to, testify to
imply, intimate, give away
4‘students demonstrated against the Government’
protest, rally, hold a rally, march, parade
sit in, stage a sit-in, picket, form a picket line, strike, go on strike, walk out
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