What does prove mean?

Definitions for prove
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prove, turn out, turn up(verb)

    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, shew(verb)

    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, show(verb)

    provide evidence for

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

  4. prove(verb)

    prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

  5. test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay(verb)

    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, prove(verb)

    increase in volume

    "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"

  7. raise, leaven, prove(verb)

    cause to puff up with a leaven

    "unleavened bread"

  8. prove(verb)

    take a trial impression of

  9. prove(verb)

    obtain probate of

    "prove a will"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prove(verb)

    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. Prove(verb)

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

  3. Prove(verb)

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

  4. Prove(verb)

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

  5. Prove(verb)

    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. Prove(verb)

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

  7. Prove(verb)

    to make trial; to essay

  8. Prove(verb)

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

  9. Prove(verb)

    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.]

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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Trey Nickels:

    We just needed to prove it.

  2. Danny Ayalon:

    You can not prove a direct link.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Jesters do often prove prophets.

  4. George Gallup:

    I could prove God statistically.

  5. Alfred, Lord Tennyson:

    Believing where we cannot prove.

Images & Illustrations of prove

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