### What does **prove** mean?

# Definitions for prove

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#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **prove**.

### Princeton's WordNet

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"

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"

testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, showverb

provide evidence for

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

proveverb

prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

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"

rise, proveverb

increase in volume

"the dough rose slowly in the warm room"

raise, leaven, proveverb

cause to puff up with a leaven

"unleavened bread"

proveverb

take a trial impression of

proveverb

obtain probate of

"prove a will"

### Webster Dictionary

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

Proveverb

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

Proveverb

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

Proveverb

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

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

Proveverb

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

Proveverb

to make trial; to essay

Proveverb

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

Proveverb

to succeed; to turn out as expected

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

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.*probāre*—*probus*, excellent.]

### Editors Contribution

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

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Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

Written Corpus Frequency

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

Verbs Frequency

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

### Numerology

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The numerical value of prove in Chaldean Numerology is:

**1**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of prove in Pythagorean Numerology is:

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### Examples of prove in a Sentence

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to

**prove**one's self a fool the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed.I want to

**prove**to everyone that I can do everything and be a superwoman, but I have to take time for myself.I don't feel pressure. I'm here just to be here and

**prove**that I'm back.Today, I begin to properly defend myself. I will

**prove**without any doubt that I am innocent of all rape charges. Today, I will focus on ‘The Original Sin’ [referring to model Keri Claussen Khalighi, who accused him in the LA Times of rape], the claim that created this insane pile on of my #MeToo.A foolproof formula to keep married life intact is to undeniably accept that a husband has to always

**prove**himself to be a fool to his wife and never expect her to reflect to correct herself at any time.

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## Translations for **prove**

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- bewysAfrikaans
- أثبت, إثباتArabic
- প্রমাণ করাBengali
- dokázat, prokázat, ukázatCzech
- beweisen, prüfen, sich herausstellen, sich zeigenGerman
- αποδεικνύωGreek
- pruviEsperanto
- probar, testear, validarSpanish
- tõestamaEstonian
- todistaa, paljastua, osoittautua, näyttää toteenFinnish
- prouverFrench
- bizonyítHungarian
- ապացուցելArmenian
- buktiIndonesian
- verigarIdo
- לְהוֹכִיחַHebrew
- 証明するJapanese
- proboLatin
- uitwijzen, blijkenDutch
- dowieść, dowodzić, udowadniaćPolish
- provarPortuguese
- stabili, arăta, dovedi, probaRomanian
- дока́зывать, ока́зываться, оказа́ться, доказа́тьRussian
- proare, proai, probare, provai, provareSardinian
- izkazati se, dokazatiSlovene
- bevisa, visaSwedish
- hakikiSwahili
- 證明Chinese

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