### 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:

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### Examples of prove in a Sentence

Im really just trying to

**prove**myself and show everybody I can play in this league, regardless of my height or whatever, im just going out here and playing football, ballin on the field and showing everybody I can play with the big guys.If he'd been convicted of a crime, you don't have to

**prove**much in a civil case.The numbers dont lie, i earn more from the sale of a necktie than from the sale of a million-franc dress. Its counterintuitive, but the accounts

**prove**it. In the end, its all about the numbers.While the products themselves are more iterative than revolutionary — same basic design — Apple's strategy in raising the spec ceiling should

**prove**to be a prudent one, since 2015, the entire all-in-one category has contracted each year. A continued shift toward mobility has been a primary inhibitor for this form factor, but options and economics play a large role as well.This is possibly because many transgender women - those born male but identifying as female - seek to

**prove**to themselves that they are not transgender by joining the military and trying to fit into its hypermasculine culture.

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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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