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Verb: prove (proved,proven)  proov
  1. Be shown or be found to be
    "She proved to be right";
    - turn out, turn up
     
  2. Make clear the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    "The experiment proved the instability of the compound";
    - demonstrate, establish, show, shew [Brit, archaic]
     
  3. (law) provide evidence for
    - testify, bear witness, evidence, show
     
  4. (mathematics) Demonstrate by a mathematical or formal proof
     
  5. Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
    "prove this recipe";
    - test, try, try out, examine, essay, trial
     
  6. Increase in volume
    "the dough proved slowly in the warm room";
    - rise
     
  7. Cause to puff up with a leaven
    - raise, leaven
     
  8. Take a trial impression of
     
  9. (law) obtain probate of
    "prove a will"

Derived forms: proves, proving, proved, proven

Type of: affirm, authenticate, be, bring up, confirm, corroborate, elevate, evaluate, get up, grow, impress, inform, judge, lift, pass judgment, print, raise, substantiate, support, sustain

Antonym: disprove

Encyclopedia: Prove