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Definitions of prove

  1. provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. cause to puff up with a leaven; of dough; "unleavened bread" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. obtain probate of, as of a will Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. take a trial impression of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. increase in volume; of dough Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. obtain probate of; "prove a will" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. 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
  14. To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test or standard; to test; as, to prove the strength of gunpowder or of ordnance; to prove the contents of a vessel by a standard measure. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by trial; to experience; to suffer. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of; as, to prove a page. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To make trial; to essay. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. 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
  22. To succeed; to turn out as expected. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. 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.
  24. To turn out to be or be found to be. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Provable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. In homeopathy, to test the action of a drug upon a healthy person in order to obtain the therapeutic range of the same. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  27. 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.
  28. To make trial: to turn out: to be shown afterwards. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. PROVER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. To make trial; turn out; discover. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To try; test; demonstrate; verify; experience. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To establish by evidence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. To test. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. To learn by experience. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. To turn out, or be found to be. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. To ascertain or try by an experiment or a test; to try; to evince by testimony or argument; to ascertain the genuineness of, as a will; to experience; to try by suffering or encountering; to show or ascertain the correctness of a calculation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. To establish a fact or hypothesis as true by satisfactory and sufficient evidence. To present a claim or demand against a bankrupt or insolvent estate, and establish by evidence or affidavit that the same is correct and due, for the purpose of receiving a dividend on it Tibbetts v. Trafton, 80 Me. 264, 14 Atl. 71; In re California Pac. R. Co., BL.LAW DICT. (2D ED.) thelawdictionary.org
  40. pr[=oo]v, v.t. to try by experiment or by a test or standard: to make certain: 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.--v.i. to make trial: to turn out: to be shown afterwards.--n. PROV'ER.--THE EXCEPTION PROVES THE RULE, the exception tests the rule, proving its general truth. [O. Fr. prover (Fr. prouver), which, like A.S. prófian and Ger. proben, is from L. prob[=a]re--probus, excellent.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  41. (archaic p.p. -en). (Archaic) test qualities of, try; subject (gun &c.) to testing process; (Arith.) test accuracy of (calculation); take proof impression of (stereotype plate &c.); make certain, demonstrate, (fact, the truth of, thing &c. to be, that), whence provable a., provableness n., provably adv.; (Scotch Law, as verdict in criminal trial) not proven; establish genuineness& validity of (will); (intr.) turn out (to be, to do), turn out to be, as will p. (to be) the heir, to know nothing about it. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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