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Prove meaning

prove - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. obtain probate of; " prove a will"
  2. 2. cause to puff up with a leaven; " unleavened bread"
  3. 3. increase in volume; " the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
  4. 4. 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"
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence.
  7. 7. To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will.
  8. 8. To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by trial; to experience; to suffer.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of; as, to prove a page.
  11. 11. To make trial; to essay.
  12. 12. To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false.
  13. 13. To succeed; to turn out as expected.
  14. 14. To make trial; turn out; discover.
  15. 15. To try; test; demonstrate; verify; experience.

prove - examples of usage

  1. I don't know that we can prove it." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. How'm I to prove his wishes? - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. " I was coming to- morrow," I said- for who could prove otherwise? - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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