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Definitions of prove

  1. To make trial; to be found on trial; to be ascertained by the event; to be found true; to make certain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To test or try by an experiment; to make clear and certain by argument or other evidence; to show to be genuine; as, to prove a will; to learn by experience; show the accuracy of (a calculation). The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To try by experiment or by a test or standard: to try by suffering: to establish or ascertain as truth by argument or other evidence: to demonstrate: to ascertain the genuineness of: to experience or suffer: (math.) to ascertain the correctness of any result. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To make trial; turn out; discover. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To try; test; demonstrate; verify; experience. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To establish by evidence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To test. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To learn by experience. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To turn out to be or be found to be. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To make trial: to turn out: to be shown afterwards. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. be shown or be found to be; "She proved to be right"; "The medicine turned out to save her life"; "She turend up HIV positive" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. obtain probate of, as of a will Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. take a trial impression of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. increase in volume; of dough Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. obtain probate of; "prove a will" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. be shown or be found to be; "She proved to be right"; "The medicine turned out to save her life"; "She turned up HIV positive" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by trial; to experience; to suffer. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To test, evince, ascertain, or verify, as the correctness of any operation or result; thus, in subtraction, if the difference between two numbers, added to the lesser number, makes a sum equal to the greater, the correctness of the subtraction is proved. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of; as, to prove a page. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To make trial; to essay. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To succeed; to turn out as expected. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To turn out, or be found to be. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. To ascertain by trial or comparison; to subject to trial or test; to verify; to demonstrate; to deposit and register for probate, as a will; to be found by experience; to turn out; to be ascertained by the event. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. PROVER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. Provable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for prove

  1. Set me to prove my worth, Captain." – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  2. " Sooner or later I shall be able to prove it. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
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