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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*

## Visual thesaurus for **prove**