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prove

prove

 
pronunciation:
pruv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: proves, proving, proved, proven
definition 1: to show (something) to be true, valid, or genuine.
The prosecutor failed to prove the prisoner's guilt.Tests proved that the water was unsafe to drink.
synonyms:
authenticate, confirm, establish, validate, verify
antonyms:
disprove, refute
similar words:
attest, certify, corroborate, demonstrate, evidence, justify, manifest, show, substantiate, support, sustain, uphold
definition 2: to measure the quality of by testing or demonstrating.
The new parachutes have been proved by the space agency.
synonyms:
assay, try
similar words:
analyze, demonstrate, test
definition 3: to show (oneself) to be worthy.
You must prove yourself before we allow you to become a member.
synonyms:
demonstrate, display, manifest, reveal, show
similar words:
evidence, exhibit
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be found or shown in the final assessment.
The theory eventually proved true.
similar words:
come out, end up, eventuate
derivations: provable (adj.), proved (adj.), proven (adj.), provably (adv.), provability (n.)