Definitions of prove

  1. To make trial; to be found on trial; to be ascertained by the event; to be found true; to make certain.
  2. To test or try by an experiment; to make clear and certain by argument or other evidence; to show to be genuine; as, to prove a will; to learn by experience; show the accuracy of ( a calculation).
  3. To try by experiment or by a test or standard: 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.
  4. To make trial; turn out; discover.
  5. To try; test; demonstrate; verify; experience.
  6. To establish by evidence.
  7. To test.
  8. To learn by experience.
  9. To turn out to be or be found to be.
  10. To make trial: to turn out: to be shown afterwards.
  11. provide evidence for; " The blood test showed that he was the father"; " Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
  12. 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"
  13. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; " This approach has been tried with good results"; " Test this recipe"
  14. prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
  15. obtain probate of, as of a will
  16. take a trial impression of
  17. increase in volume; of dough
  18. obtain probate of; " prove a will"
  19. cause to puff up with a leaven; " unleavened bread"
  20. increase in volume; " the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
  21. 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"
  22. To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence.
  23. To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will.
  24. To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by trial; to experience; to suffer.
  25. 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.
  26. To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of; as, to prove a page.
  27. To make trial; to essay.
  28. To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false.
  29. To succeed; to turn out as expected.
  30. To turn out, or be found to be.
  31. To ascertain by trial or comparison; to subject to trial or test; to verify; to demonstrate; to deposit and register for probate, as a will; to be found by experience; to turn out; to be ascertained by the event.
  32. PROVER.
  33. Provable.
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