
Verb: prove (proved,proven) proov Be shown or be found to be
"She proved to be right";  turn out, turn up  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]  (law) provide evidence for
 testify, bear witness, evidence, show  (mathematics) Demonstrate by a mathematical or formal proof
 Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
"prove this recipe";  test, try, try out, examine, essay, trial  Increase in volume
"the dough proved slowly in the warm room";  rise  Cause to puff up with a leaven
 raise, leaven  Take a trial impression of
 (law) obtain probate of
"prove a will"
Derived forms: proving, proved, proves, 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 