What does Prove mean?

Definitions for Prove
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prove, turn out, turn upverb

    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"

  2. prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shewverb

    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"

  3. testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, showverb

    provide evidence for

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

  4. proveverb

    prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

  5. test, prove, try, try out, examine, essayverb

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

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

  6. rise, proveverb

    increase in volume

    "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"

  7. raise, leaven, proveverb

    cause to puff up with a leaven

    "unleavened bread"

  8. proveverb

    take a trial impression of

  9. proveverb

    obtain probate of

    "prove a will"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proveverb

    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

  2. Proveverb

    to evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence

  3. Proveverb

    to ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will

  4. Proveverb

    to gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by trial; to experience; to suffer

  5. Proveverb

    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

  6. Proveverb

    to take a trial impression of; to take a proof of; as, to prove a page

  7. Proveverb

    to make trial; to essay

  8. Proveverb

    to be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false

  9. Proveverb

    to succeed; to turn out as expected

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prove

    prōōv, 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. probāreprobus, excellent.]

Editors Contribution

  1. prove

    Verify the truth of.

    They did prove that human thought can contribute to amazing change on our health.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prove' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1789

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prove' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2838

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prove' in Verbs Frequency: #152

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prove in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Prove in a Sentence

  1. Michael Bowe:

    We will now proceed to a real court and prove that Commandant [Gen. James F.] Amos and his generals illegally retaliated against Major Brezler because they were more concerned with politics and their careers than the lives of their Marines and the service of a good Marine who did the right thing, i look forward to their cross-examination.

  2. Ralph Hernandez:

    The bottom line is, we have someone who died under very suspicious circumstances, and it’s just as important of a case as a murder, but our job is to get to the truth and to hopefully come up with enough evidence to prove that truth, the fact is that we have a lot of information as to the events of what occurred that evening.

  3. Doctor Oz:

    That's a good starting point for any candidate. You should -- if you're under 18 years of age in this country -- you should have insurance. Period. No questions. All you need is a birth certificate to prove that you're less than 18 years of age ; it ought to be done.

  4. Mariann Wang:

    We are gathering evidence that will prove that the defendant (Trump) lied when he falsely denigrated Ms. Zervos and denied sexually assaulting her.

  5. Mike Crawford:

    This provides an indication that meeting people's preferences is important, but it doesn’t prove they benefit more when their preferences are met.

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