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  Definition of prove
  1. 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"
  2. prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
  3. obtain probate of; "prove a will"
  4. provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
  5. take a trial impression of
  6. cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
  7. increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
  8. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
  9. 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"
Similar Words: demonstrate, establish, show, shew, testify, bear witness, evidence, raise, leaven, rise, test, try, try out, examine, essay, turn out, turn up

 

Hyponyms: prove oneself, negate, contradict, stultify, attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence, presume, adduce, abduce, cite, control, verify, float, field-test, result, ensue

 

Derivational Morphology: establishment, validation, evidence, grounds, testimony, testimonial, testifier, deponent, leaven, leavening, examination, exam, test, examen, testing, examiner, tester, quizzer, trial, trial run, tryout, trier, attempter, essayer

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: uitwijzen   Esperanto: pruvi  
Finnish: todistaa   French: prouver  
Indonesian: bukti   Japanese: 証明  
Polish: dowodzić   Slovene: dokazati  
Spanish: probar   Swedish: visa  
 
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