Prove

  • 1 prove — W1S2 [pru:v] v past tense proved past participle proved or proven [ˈpru:vən] especially AmE ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(show something is true)¦ 2¦(be)¦ 3 prove yourself/prove something (to somebody) 4 prove yourself (to be) something 5 what is s …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 prove — [ pruv ] (past participle proved or prov|en [ pruvn ] ) verb *** 1. ) transitive to provide evidence that shows that something is true: prove (that): You have to prove you are sorry for what you ve done. prove someone s innocence/guilt: He is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 Prove — Prove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proving}.] [OE. prover, F. prouver, fr. L. probare to try, approve, prove, fr. probus good, proper. Cf. {Probable}, {Proof}, {Probe}.] 1. To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Prove It — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Prove It» Sencillo de Television del álbum Marquee Moon Lado B « Venus » Publicación 1977 …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 5 prove — 1 Prove, try, test, demonstrate are comparable when they mean to establish a given or an implied contention or reach a convincing conclusion by such appropriate means as evidence, argument, or experiment. The same distinctions in implications and …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 prove — / prüv/ vt proved, proved, or, prov·en, / prü vən/, prov·ing 1: to test the truth, validity, or genuineness of prove a will at probate 2 a: to establish the existence, truth, or validity of the charges were never …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 Prove — Prove, v. i. 1. To make trial; to essay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false. The case proves mortal. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] So life a winter …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 prove — ► VERB (past part. proved or proven) 1) demonstrate by evidence or argument the truth or existence of. 2) show or be seen to be: the scheme has proved a great success. 3) (prove oneself) demonstrate one s abilities or courage. 4) Law establish… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Prove-It! — is a children s science show broadcast on CITV.60 Second Prove it! [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ ] …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 prove — (v.) late 12c., prouwe, from O.Fr. prover (11c.), from L. probare to test, prove worthy, from probus worthy, good, upright, virtuous, from PIE *pro bhwo being in front, from *pro , extended form of root *per , + root *bhu to be (Cf. L. fui …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 prove — [pro͞ov] vt. proved, proved or proven, proving [ME proven < OFr prover < L probare: see PROBE] 1. to test by experiment, a standard, etc.; subject to a testing process; try out 2. to establish as true; demonstrate to be a fact 3. to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Prove — est dans la mythologie slave le dieu de l équité et des jugements. Il est représenté sous les traits d un vieillard maigre au long vêtement, et ayant pour attributs le serpent, symbole de la prudence, et le fer chaud des ordalies. Jurer par son… …

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  • 13 Prove — Prove, bei den alten Wenden an der Ostsee ein gekröntes Götzenbild mit drei Gesichtern, einem Spieß u. einer Pflugschar; in dem ihm geheiligten Eichenhaine wurden ihm Montags Kühe, Schafe u. Vögel geopfert …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 prove — [v] establish facts; put to a test add up, affirm, analyze, ascertain, assay, attest, authenticate, back, bear out, certify, check, confirm, convince, corroborate, declare, demonstrate, determine, document, end up, evidence, evince, examine,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 15 prove — verb ADVERB ▪ conclusively, definitively ▪ All this proves conclusively that she couldn t have known the truth. ▪ scientifically ▪ This theory cannot be proved scientifically. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 prove — [[t]pru͟ːv[/t]] ♦♦ proves, proving, proved, proven (The forms proved and proven can both be used as a past participle.) 1) V LINK If something proves to be true or to have a particular quality, it becomes clear after a period of time that it is… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 prove */*/*/ — UK [pruːv] / US [pruv] verb Word forms prove : present tense I/you/we/they prove he/she/it proves present participle proving past tense proved past participle proved or proven UK [ˈpruːv(ə)n] / UK [ˈprəʊv(ə)n] / US [ˈpruv(ə)n] 1) a) [transitive]… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 Prove It! — Infobox Television show name = Prove It! size = caption = format = Children picture format = runtime = 20 minutes creator =GeronimoTV Limited presenter = Joe Challands, Jamie Rickers, Fred Talbot channel = ITV, CiTV Channel first aired =2005 last …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 prove — /pru:v/ verb past tense provedpast participle proved also proven / pru:vn/ especially AmE 1 SHOW THE TRUTH (T) to show that something is true by providing facts, information etc: Evidence has been found that proves his innocence. | prove (that):… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 prove — coun·ter·prove; dis·prove; im·prove·ment; prove; re·prove; ap·prove; ap·prove·ment; im·prove; …

    English syllables


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