demostrar

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demostrar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to explain)
a. to demonstrate
El Sr. Bloom ahora demostrará cómo se usa el carro eléctrico.Mr. Bloom will now demonstrate how to use the electric car.
b. to show
El aeromozo demostró la manera indicada de abrocharse el cinturón.The flight attendant showed the correct way to fasten your seatbelt.
2. (to give evidence of)
a. to prove
Stephen demostró su lealtad al rey.Stephen proved his loyalty to the king.
b. to demonstrate
Los resultados del experimento demuestran que la hipótesis es correcta.The results of the experiment demonstrate that the hypothesis is correct.
3. (to present)
a. to display
Chrissy demostró sus destrezas de baile.Chrissy displayed her dancing skills.
b. to show
Por el tono del discurso que dio en la cumbre, el presidente demostró que no tiene ningún sentido común.With the speech that he gave at the summit, the president showed that he has no common sense.
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demostrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (mostrar, exhibir)
a. to show, to display
demuestra tener mucho interés (en)he shows a lot of interest (in)
2. (funcionamiento, procedimiento)
a. to demonstrate, to show
3. (probar)
a. to demonstrate, to prove
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demostrar
transitive verb
1 (probar) to prove
usted no puede demostrar nada you can't prove anything
no han demostrado la existencia de vida en Marte esta experimento demuestra la eficacia del mecanismo nos ha demostrado su capacidad lógica el abogado demostró la inocencia de su cliente demostró que era verdad
demostró que Galileo tenía razón she proved Galileo right; she proved o showed that Galileo was right
demostró que no tenían razón lo hizo para demostrar la verdad de su planteamiento eso demuestra que estabas equivocado las pruebas de las acusación demostraron que era culpable
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
demostrar cómo se hace algo
3 (mostrar) [+emoción, sentimiento] to show; display
no demostró ningún interés en mis problemas he showed o displayed no interest in my problems
(me) demostró gran generosidad le demostró su amor con un beso
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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