Dictionary Definition
prove
Verb
1 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" [syn: turn out,
turn
up]
2 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" [syn: demonstrate, establish, show, shew] [ant: disprove]
3 provide evidence for; "The blood test showed
that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her
incompetence" [syn: testify, bear
witness, evidence,
show]
4 prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical,
formal proof
5 put to the test, as for its quality, or give
experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good
results"; "Test this recipe" [syn: test, try, try out, examine, essay]
6 increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in
the warm room" [syn: rise]
8 take a trial impression of
9 obtain probate of; "prove a will" [also:
proven]
User Contributed Dictionary
English
Etymology
Via from , compare French prouver.Pronunciation
 /pruːv/

 Rhymes with: uːv
Verb
 To demonstrate
that something is true; to
give proof for.
 I will prove my method is more effective than yours.
 The hypothesis has not been proven to our satisfaction.
 To turn
out; to manifest.
 It proved to be a cold day.
 Have an exit strategy should your calculations prove incorrect.
Derived terms
 approve
 disprovability
 disprovable
 disprovably
 disprove
 disproved
 disproven
 provability
 provable
 provably
 prove out
 unprovability
 unprovable
 unprovably
 unprove
 unproved
 unproven
Related terms
Translations
to demonstrate that something is true; to give
proof for
to turn out; to manifest
 Slovene: izkazati se
Italian
Noun
prove Plural of prova
Extensive Definition
Proof may refer to:
 A rigorous, compelling argument, including:
 Formal proof
 Mathematical proof
 Proof theory, a branch of mathematical logic that represents proofs as formal mathematical objects
 Logical argument
 Evidence (law), tested evidence or a legal proof
 Various kinds of testing or checking
 Proofing (baking technique), the process by which a yeastleavened dough rises, also called "proving"
 Proofreading
 Artist's proof, a single print taken during the printmaking process
 Proof coinage, a coin made as an example of a particular strike
 Proof test, for a firearm
 Homeopathic proving, testing a substance's effect on the body
 Galley proof, a preliminary version of a publication
 Proof (alcohol), measure of an alcoholic drink's strength
In entertainment:
 Proof (1991 film), an Australian film by Jocelyn Moorhouse
 Proof (play), a play by David Auburn
 Proof (2005 film), a film directed by John Madden, based on the play
 "Proof", a Bside by the band Coldplay, off their single Speed of Sound
 "Proof", a song by Paul Simon from his 1990 album The Rhythm of the Saints
 "Proof", a song by Happy Rhodes from her 1998 album Many Worlds Are Born Tonight
 "Proof", a 2004 song by Jpop group angela
 "Proof", a 2007 song by japanese artist Mell
 Proof (rapper), deceased member of D12
 Proof (comics), a comic series from Image Comics
prove in Bengali: প্রমাণ
prove in Czech: Důkaz
prove in Danish: Bevis
prove in German: Proof
prove in Estonian: Proof
prove in Spanish: Prueba
prove in Esperanto: Pruvo
prove in Italian: Prova
prove in Hungarian: Bizonyítás
prove in Dutch: Proof
prove in Norwegian: Bevis
prove in Portuguese: Prova (desambiguação)
prove in Romanian: Dovadă
prove in Russian: Доказательство
prove in Simple English: Proof
prove in Slovak: Dôkaz
prove in SerboCroatian: Dokaz
prove in Finnish: Todistus
prove in Thai: พรูฟ
Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words
affirm,
afford proof of, argue,
ascertain, assay, attend, attest, audit, authenticate, back, back up, balance, balance the books, be
found, bear out, become of, bespeak, betoken, bolster, bring home to, bring
out, bring to test, buttress, certify, check, check and doublecheck,
check out, check over, cinch, circumstantiate,
clinch, collate, come about, come of,
come out, confirm,
corroborate,
crosscheck, cut and try, demonstrate, determine, develop, document, doublecheck,
end, engrave, ensue, essay, establish, eventuate, evince, examine, experiment, fall out,
fare, fix, follow, follow from, fortify, get out, give a try,
give a tryout, have a case, have a go, hectograph, hold good, hold
water, impress, imprint, indicate, inventory, issue, make good, make out,
mimeograph, multigraph, nail down,
overhaul, overprint, pan out, play
around with, practice upon, print, probate, proof, prove to be, prove true,
publish, pull, pull a proof, put out, put to
bed, put to press, put to trial, ratify, recheck, reinforce, reissue, remove all doubt,
reprint, research, result, roadtest, run, run a sample, run off, sample, set at rest, settle, settle the matter, shake
down, show, stamp, strengthen, strike, substantiate, support, sustain, take stock, taste, terminate, test, triplecheck, try, try it on, try out, turn out,
undergird, unfold, uphold, validate, verify, warrant, work
out