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KK Pronunciation

〔 pruv 〕


〔 pruːv 〕

Overview of verb prove

The verb prove has 9 senses

  • prove, turn out, turn up -- (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")

  • prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew -- (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")

  • testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show -- (provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence")

  • prove -- (prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof)

  • test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay -- (put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe")

  • rise, prove -- (increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room")

  • raise, leaven, prove -- (cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread")

  • prove -- (take a trial impression of)

  • prove -- (obtain probate of; "prove a will")