Synonyms for prove

Synonyms for (verb) prove

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: affirm, substantiate, support, sustain, corroborate, confirm

Definition: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

Usage: his story confirmed my doubts; The evidence supports the defendant


Synonyms: prove

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

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: prove

Definition: obtain probate of

Usage: prove a will

Similar words: authenticate

Definition: establish the authenticity of something


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: inform

Definition: impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

Usage: I informed him of his rights


Synonyms: prove

Definition: take a trial impression of

Similar words: print, impress

Definition: reproduce by printing


Synonyms: prove, raise, leaven

Definition: cause to puff up with a leaven

Usage: unleavened bread

Similar words: lift, raise, get up, bring up, elevate

Definition: raise from a lower to a higher position

Usage: Raise your hands; Lift a load


Synonyms: prove, rise

Definition: increase in volume

Usage: the dough rose slowly in the warm room

Similar words: grow

Definition: become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

Usage: The problem grew too large for me; Her business grew fast


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Definition: form a critical opinion of

Usage: I cannot judge some works of modern art; How do you evaluate this grant proposal? We shouldn't pass judgment on other people


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer