Demonstrate vs Instruct - What's the difference?

demonstrate | instruct |


As verbs the difference between demonstrate and instruct

is that demonstrate is to display the method of using an object while instruct is (label) to teach by giving instructions.

As a noun instruct is

(label) instruction.

As an adjective instruct is

(label) arranged; furnished; provided.

demonstrate

English

Verb

(demonstrat)
  • To display the method of using an object.
  • To show the steps taken to create a logical argument or equation.
  • To participate in or organize a demonstration.
  • See also

    * show * prove ----

    instruct

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) to teach by giving instructions
  • (label) to direct; to order (usage note : "instruct" is less forceful than "order", but weightier than "advise")
  • Synonyms

    * guide

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) instruction
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (label) arranged; furnished; provided
  • * Chapman
  • (label) instructed; taught; enlightened
  • (Milton)