Definitions of prove

  1. provide evidence for; " The blood test showed that he was the father"; " Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
  2. 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. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; " This approach has been tried with good results"; " Test this recipe"
  4. cause to puff up with a leaven; of dough; " unleavened bread"
  5. 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"
  6. prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
  7. obtain probate of, as of a will
  8. take a trial impression of
  9. increase in volume; of dough
  10. obtain probate of; " prove a will"
  11. cause to puff up with a leaven; " unleavened bread"
  12. increase in volume; " the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
  13. 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"
  14. To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence.
  15. To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will.
  16. To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by trial; to experience; to suffer.
  17. 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.
  18. To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of; as, to prove a page.
  19. To make trial; to essay.
  20. To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false.
  21. To succeed; to turn out as expected.
  22. 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).
  23. To turn out to be or be found to be.
  24. Provable.
  25. 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.
  26. To make trial: to turn out: to be shown afterwards.
  27. PROVER.
  28. To make trial; turn out; discover.
  29. To try; test; demonstrate; verify; experience.
  30. To establish by evidence.
  31. To test.
  32. To learn by experience.
  33. To turn out, or be found to be.
  34. To make trial; to be found on trial; to be ascertained by the event; to be found true; to make certain.
  35. 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

  1. Set me to prove my worth, Captain." – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  2. " Sooner or later I shall be able to prove it. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  3. They can prove it all, and then remember Lucy- poor Lucy! – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  4. " You cannot prove it. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  5. Well, I am determined to prove to myself it isn't so. – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  6. I will, if you can prove it to me! – The Book of Gud by Dan Spain Harold Hersey
  7. I'll prove it before I'm done. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  8. I will prove to him that he was right. – The Lonely House by Adolph Streckfuss
  9. 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
  10. Well, that don't prove there is anything wrong with him, does it? – Mr. Trunnell by T. Jenkins Hains
  11. We couldn't prove anything, as Sophia says. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  12. 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 Scrap-Bag by Louisa M. Alcott
  13. He had me arrested, but could not prove any thing against me. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  14. And how does he prove it? – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  15. But first I will write down my name to prove that I was there. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  16. That doesn't prove anything. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  17. If she were wrong, he could not prove her wrong. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  18. " Prove it me," said she. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  19. Again she said,- " Prove that to me!" – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason