Definition of proove
1. prove [ v ] be shown or be found to be
Examples: "She proved to be right" "The medicine turned out to save her life" "She turend up HIV positive"
(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
Then Heywood_Sullivan , Kansas_City catcher , singled up the middle and Throneberry was across with what proved to be the winning run .
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
It was the first time we 've been ahead this season ( when John_Richey kicked what proved to be the winning field_goal ) '' .
(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
The same can be said of shaving yet the electric_razor has proved useful to many men .
But for many_of us , it will prove an enjoyable luxury .
But at_least the pessimists who believed that the world_organization had plunged to its death in that plane crash in the Congo have been proved wrong .Synonyms prove turn_out turn_up Related Terms be result
2. prove [ v ] establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
Examples: "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound" "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
3. prove [ v ] establish the validity of something
Examples: "This behavior shows his true nature"
(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
About that same time John_Crosby 's TV series on the popular arts proved again that giving jazz ample breathing_space is one of the most sensible things a producer can do .
(The Providence Journal...)
Berman , whose fame has rested in recent years on his skills as a night_club monologist , proved himself very much at_home in musical_comedy .
Instead - and not just to prove my objectivity - I hasten to report that it 's a highly amusing film which probably does a fairly accurate job of reporting on the Easter vacation shenanigans of collegians down in Fort_Lauderdale , and that it seems to come_to_grips quite honestly with the moral problem that most commonly vexes youngsters in this age_group - that_is_to_say , sex .
(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
He remembered exactly when he had lived through it before , and he had something to prove he had .
(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
The argument against this last approach is comparable_to that which rejects stories about hoop_snakes , about snakes that break themselves into many pieces and join up again , or even of ghosts that chase people out of graveyards ; the mere piling_up of testimony does not prove , to the scientific mind , the existence of hoop_snakes , joint_snakes , or ghosts .Synonyms show prove establish demonstrate shew Related Terms disprove confirm prove_oneself stultify negate stultify
4. prove [ v ] provide evidence for
Examples: "The blood test showed that he was the father" "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
Oddly_enough , it is proven that there would be less reading difficulty .Synonyms show prove evidence bear_witness testify Related Terms inform attest adduce presume law evidence testimony testimony
5. prove [ v ] prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proofUsed in print:
(Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze, Linear Al...)
The theorem which we prove is more general than what we have described , since it works with the primary decomposition of the minimal polynomial , whether or not the primes which enter are all of first degree .
We shall prove that * * f .
(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)
We can now prove several lemmas .Synonyms prove Related Terms demonstrate mathematics
6. prove [ v ] put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
Examples: "This approach has been tried with good results" "Test this recipe"
7. prove [ v ] take a trial impression ofSynonyms prove Related Terms print
8. prove [ v ] increase in volume
Examples: "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
9. prove [ v ] cause to puff up with a leaven; of dough
Examples: "unleavened bread"
10. prove [ v ] obtain probate of, as of a willSynonyms prove Related Terms authenticate law
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