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prove

 
Verb prove has 9 senses
  1. 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"
    --1 is one way to be
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s Adjective
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
    It ----s that CLAUSE
  2. 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"
    --2 is one way to confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm
    Antonyms: disprove, confute
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  3. testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show - provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
    --3 is one way to inform
    Sample sentence:
    They prove that there was a traffic accident
  4. prove - prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
    --4 is one way to
    prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. 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"
    --5 is one way to judge
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. rise, prove - increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
    --6 is one way to grow
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  7. raise, leaven, prove - cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
    --7 is one way to raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
    Sample sentence:
    They prove more bread
  8. prove - take a trial impression of
    --8 is one way to
    print, impress
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. prove - obtain probate of; "prove a will"
    --9 is one way to
    authenticate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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