### 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 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"

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"

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"

prove(verb)

prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

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"

rise, prove(verb)

increase in volume

"the dough rose slowly in the warm room"

raise, leaven, prove(verb)

cause to puff up with a leaven

"unleavened bread"

prove(verb)

take a trial impression of

prove(verb)

obtain probate of

"prove a will"

### Webster Dictionary

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

Prove(verb)

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

Prove(verb)

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

Prove(verb)

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

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

Prove(verb)

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

Prove(verb)

to make trial; to essay

Prove(verb)

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

Prove(verb)

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

### British National Corpus

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

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of prove in Chaldean Numerology is:

**1**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of prove in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**4**

### Examples of prove in a Sentence

Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to

**prove**.It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily

**prove**that you loved him.Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to

**prove**that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.So, its really hard to know how much progress this is, because on the one hand its made progress in this direction. But, theres so many equivalent formulations that maybe this direction isnt going to yield the Riemann hypothesis. Maybe one of the other equivalent theorems instead will, if someone can

**prove**one of those.My final merit I refuse you, I refuse putting from me what I really am, Encompass worlds but never try to encompass me, I crowd your sleekest and best by simply looking toward you. Writing and talk do not

**prove**me, I carry the plenum of proof in my face, With the hush of my lips I wholly confound the skeptic.

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## Translations for **prove**

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- bewysAfrikaans
- أثبت, إثباتArabic
- প্রমাণ করাBengali
- dokázat, prokázat, ukázatCzech
- beweisen, prüfen, sich zeigen, sich herausstellenGerman
- αποδεικνύωGreek
- pruviEsperanto
- probar, testear, validarSpanish
- tõestamaEstonian
- näyttää toteen, paljastua, todistaa, osoittautuaFinnish
- prouverFrench
- bizonyítHungarian
- ապացուցելArmenian
- buktiIndonesian
- verigarIdo
- לְהוֹכִיחַHebrew
- 証明するJapanese
- proboLatin
- blijken, uitwijzenDutch
- udowadniać, dowodzić, dowieśćPolish
- provarPortuguese
- dovedi, stabili, proba, arătaRomanian
- доказа́ть, ока́зываться, оказа́ться, дока́зыватьRussian
- proare, probare, proai, provai, provareSardinian
- dokazati, izkazati seSlovene
- visa, bevisaSwedish
- hakikiSwahili
- 證明Chinese

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