[p_ɹ_ˈuː_v], [pɹˈuːv], [pɹˈuːv]
Definitions of prove

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

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"

put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; " This approach has been tried with good results"; " Test this recipe"

cause to puff up with a leaven; of dough; " unleavened bread"

be shown or be found to be; " She proved to be right"; " The medicine turned out to save her life"; " She turend up HIV positive"

prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

obtain probate of, as of a will

take a trial impression of

increase in volume; of dough

obtain probate of; " prove a will"

cause to puff up with a leaven; " unleavened bread"

increase in volume; " the dough rose slowly in the warm room"

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"

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

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

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

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.

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

To make trial; to essay.

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

To succeed; to turn out as expected.

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).

To turn out to be or be found to be.

Provable.

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.

To make trial: to turn out: to be shown afterwards.

PROVER.

To make trial; turn out; discover.

To try; test; demonstrate; verify; experience.

To establish by evidence.

To test.

To learn by experience.

To turn out, or be found to be.

To make trial; to be found on trial; to be ascertained by the event; to be found true; to make certain.

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.
Usage examples for prove

Set me to prove my worth, Captain." – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner

" Sooner or later I shall be able to prove it. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest

They can prove it all, and then remember Lucy poor Lucy! – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms

" You cannot prove it. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths

Well, I am determined to prove to myself it isn't so. – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell

I will, if you can prove it to me! – The Book of Gud by Dan Spain Harold Hersey

I'll prove it before I'm done. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand

I will prove to him that he was right. – The Lonely House by Adolph Streckfuss

I am only going to prove, in this place, that to before the infinitive is just such a word as it is before the participle; and this can be done, call either of them what you will. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown

Well, that don't prove there is anything wrong with him, does it? – Mr. Trunnell by T. Jenkins Hains

We couldn't prove anything, as Sophia says. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett

I'm sure I didn't fall asleep; but I can't prove it, so we'll say no more about it. – Aunt Jo's ScrapBag by Louisa M. Alcott

He had me arrested, but could not prove any thing against me. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton

And how does he prove it? – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke

But first I will write down my name to prove that I was there. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various

That doesn't prove anything. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve

If she were wrong, he could not prove her wrong. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner

" Prove it me," said she. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason

Again she said, " Prove that to me!" – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason