Definitions for prove

Definitions for (verb) prove

Main entry: shew, show, prove, demonstrate, establish

Definition: establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

Usage: The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound; The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

Main entry: prove

Definition: prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

Main entry: prove

Definition: obtain probate of

Usage: prove a will

Main entry: bear witness, prove, show, testify, evidence

Definition: provide evidence for

Usage: The blood test showed that he was the father; Her behavior testified to her incompetence

Main entry: prove

Definition: take a trial impression of

Main entry: prove, raise, leaven

Definition: cause to puff up with a leaven

Usage: unleavened bread

Main entry: prove, rise

Definition: increase in volume

Usage: the dough rose slowly in the warm room

Main entry: try, try out, test, prove, essay, examine

Definition: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

Usage: This approach has been tried with good results; Test this recipe

Main entry: turn out, turn up, prove

Definition: be shown or be found to be

Usage: She proved to be right; The medicine turned out to save her life; She turned up HIV positive

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