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    prove - Dictionary definition and meaning for word prove

    Definition
    (verb) be shown or be found to be
    Synonyms : turn out , turn up
    Example Sentence
    • She proved to be right
    • The medicine turned out to save her life
    • She turned up HIV positive
    Definition
    (verb) establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    Synonyms : demonstrate , establish , shew , show
    Example Sentence
    • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
    • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture
    Definition
    (verb) provide evidence for
    Synonyms : bear witness , evidence , show , testify
    Example Sentence
    • The blood test showed that he was the father
    • Her behavior testified to her incompetence
    Definition
    (verb) prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof Definition
    (verb) put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
    Synonyms : essay , examine , test , try , try out
    Example Sentence
    • This approach has been tried with good results
    • Test this recipe
    Definition
    (verb) increase in volume
    Synonyms : rise
    Example Sentence
    • the dough rose slowly in the warm room
    Definition
    (verb) cause to puff up with a leaven
    Synonyms : leaven , raise
    Example Sentence
    • unleavened bread
    Definition
    (verb) take a trial impression of Definition
    (verb) obtain probate of
    Example Sentence
    • prove a will
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