demonstration collocations and examples

 UK /ˌdemənˈstreɪʃ(ə)n/

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1

something that proves a fact


Adjectives frequently used with demonstration
clear: clear, simpleFlooding is a clear demonstration of the fact that the climate is changing.strong: convincing, graphic, impressive, powerfulHeal’s career was a powerful demonstration of the influential role that a talented and determined shopkeeper can play.
2

an occasion when a large group of people protests


Adjectives frequently used with demonstration
for/against a particular thing: anti-capitalist, anti-globalization, anti-government, anti-war, pro-democracyAn impressive anti-war demonstration took place in Manchester on Saturday to coincide with International Women’s Day.peaceful/not peaceful: non-violent, peaceful, violentWe would never target a group for their peaceful demonstrations.large: big, huge, large, mass, massiveA mass demonstration against the talks attracted over 25,000 trade unionists, workers and residents.not planned: spontaneousWide swathes of the population were involved in spontaneous demonstrations and actions.
Verbs frequently used with demonstration
organize a demonstration: call for, hold, organize, plan, stageProtesters are planning to stage a demonstration against the new runway.go on a demonstration: attend, go on, join, take part inThe mayor’s message is simple and straightforward: do not attend this demonstration.refuse permission for a demonstration: banA presidential decree was immediately issued, banning demonstrations until the end of April.
 
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