demonstrate vs exhibit what difference

what is difference between demonstrate and exhibit

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin dēmonstrō, dēmonstrātus (I show).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛmənstɹeɪt/

Verb

demonstrate (third-person singular simple present demonstrates, present participle demonstrating, simple past and past participle demonstrated)

  1. (transitive) to show how to use (something).
    • 1987, February 8, Richard Zachs, “Candy is dandy (though maybe not liquor) – so for this Valentine’s Day, video may be a whole lot more fun”, The New York Daily News
      In this tape, a velvet-voiced narrator provides a stroke-by-stroke guide to massaging your partner. As she speaks, comely nude couples demonstrate.
  2. to show the steps taken to create a logical argument or equation.
  3. (intransitive) to participate in or organize a demonstration.
  4. (transitive) to show, display, or present; to prove or make evident
Conjugation

Related terms

Translations

See also

  • show
  • prove

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /demonsˈtrate/
  • Rhymes: -ate

Noun

demonstrate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of demonstri

Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /deˈmonstrate/

Verb

demonstrate

  1. adverbial present passive participle of demonstrar

Latin

Verb

dēmōnstrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēmōnstrō

Participle

dēmōnstrāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of dēmōnstrātus


English

Etymology

From Latin exhibitus, perfect passive participle of exhibeō (I hold forth, present, show, display), from ex (out of, from) + habeō (I have, hold); see habit.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzɪbɪt/, /ɛɡ-/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzɪbɪt/, /ɛɡ-/
  • Rhymes: -ɪbɪt
  • Hyphenation: ex‧hib‧it

Verb

exhibit (third-person singular simple present exhibits, present participle exhibiting, simple past and past participle exhibited)

  1. (transitive) To display or show (something) for others to see, especially at an exhibition or contest.
  2. (transitive) To demonstrate.
  3. (transitive, law) To submit (a physical object) to a court as evidence.
  4. (intransitive) To put on a public display.
  5. (medicine) To administer as a remedy.

Synonyms

  • (display or show (something) for others to see): display, show, show off
  • (demonstrate): demonstrate, show
  • (present for inspection):

Related terms

  • exhibition
  • exhibitionist
  • exhibitor
  • Exhibit A
  • inhibit
  • prohibit

Translations

Noun

exhibit (plural exhibits)

  1. An instance of exhibiting.
  2. That which is exhibited.
  3. A public showing; an exhibition.
    The museum’s new exhibit is drawing quite a crowd.
  4. (law) An article formally introduced as evidence in a court.
    Exhibit A is this photograph of the corpse.

Synonyms

  • (instance of exhibiting): showing
  • (public showing): exhibition, exposition, show

Translations

Further reading

  • exhibit in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • exhibit in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /əɡ.ziˈbit/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /eɡ.ziˈbit/
  • Rhymes: -it

Verb

exhibit m (feminine exhibida, masculine plural exhibits, feminine plural exhibides)

  1. past participle of exhibir

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