What does prove mean?

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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.]

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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    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. George Conway:

    The president seems determined to prove the point I've been making.

  2. Roger Stone:

    Roger Stone replied that Roger Stone was doing everything possible to address the issues at the highest level of Government. Pentagon Papers showe the extent of the FBIs surveillance, which included monitoring essentially all of Stones Apple services, from email to browsing history. Utility bills, address books, WhatsApp messages -- all were also under the bureaus review. Additionally, records illustrate the Trump campaigns curiosity about what information WikiLeaks was going to make public -- and reinforce Robert Muellers conclusion that the Donald Trump team didnt conspire with WikiLeaks or Russian hackers to obtain the materials.Former White House adviser Steve Bannon told Robert Muellers team under questioning that Steve Bannon had asked Stone about WikiLeaks because Robert Muellers had heard that Roger Stone had a channel to Assange, and he was hoping for more releases of damaging information. Muellers investigation identifiedcontacts during the 2016 campaign between Donald Trump associates and Russians, but did not identify any conspiracy to tip the outcome of the presidential election. The lengthy investigation fueled numerous conspiracy theories that aired regularly on MSNBC and CNN, as well as in print inThe Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. FILE - This Feb. 21, 2019, file courtroom sketch shows former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone talking from the witness stand as prosecution attorney Jonathan Kravis, standing left, Stone's attorney Bruce Rogow, third from right, and Judge Amy Berman Jackson listen, during a court hearing at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. Jonathan Kravis will run a new public corruption unit at the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General, which has jurisdiction over juvenile offenses as well as misdemeanor crimes. ( Dana Verkouteren via Associated Press, File) In a statement Tuesday, Roger Stone acknowledged that the search warrant affidavits contain private communication, but insisted that they prove no crimes. I have no trepidation about their release as they confirm there was no illegal activity and certainly no Russian collusion by me during the 2016 Election.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    More a person tries to be right to one's self and/or others; more people try to prove him wrong.

  4. Rick Rossein:

    If he could prove he was fired at least in part for filing a charge, he could prevail, if he made a complaint and he could prove he was fired for that charge – he has to prove Google was aware that he was filing this charge.

  5. Andre Hill:

    The grand jury's function is singular -- to determine if there is probable cause to indict. This is a much different and more importantly, much lower standard than what the State of Ohio will have to prove come trial.

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