prove: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (prv), [key]
— v., proved, proved prov•en, prov•ing.
- to establish the truth or genuineness of, as by evidence or argument: to prove one's claim.
- to establish the authenticity or validity of (a will); probate.
- to give demonstration of by action.
- to subject to a test, experiment, comparison, analysis, or the like, to determine quality, amount, acceptability, characteristics, etc.: to prove ore.
- to show (oneself&hasp;) to have the character or ability expected of one, esp. through one's actions.
- to verify the correctness or validity of by mathematical demonstration or arithmetical proof.
- to take a trial impression of (type, a cut, etc.).
- to cause (dough) to rise to the necessary lightness.
- to experience.
- to turn out: The experiment proved to be successful.
- to be found by trial or experience to be: His story proved false.
- (of dough) to rise to a specified lightness: Leave covered until it has proved.
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