HyperDic: prove

English > 9 senses of the word prove:
VERBstativeprove, turn out, turn upbe shown or be found to be
cognitionprove, demonstrate, establish, show, shewestablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment / experiment
communicationprove, testify, bear witness, evidence, showprovide evidence for
cognitionproveprove formally
socialprove, test, try, try out, examine, essayput to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
motionprove, riseincrease / increase in volume
motionprove, raise, leavencause to puff up with a leaven
creationprovetake a trial impression of
cognitionproveobtain probate of
prove > pronunciation
Soundspruw'v
Rhymesapprove ... remove: 10 rhymes with uwv...
English > prove: 9 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe shown or be found to be.
PatternSomething ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE; It ----s that CLAUSE
Example"She proved to be right"
Synonymsturn out, turn up
Narrowerresult, ensueIssue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.)
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishdemostrar, probar
Catalandemostrar, provar, resultar
English > prove: 9 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningEstablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment / experiment.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsdemonstrate, establish, show, shew
Narrowernegate, contradictprove negative
proveprove formally
prove oneselfshow one's ability or courage
stultifyprove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence
Broaderconfirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirmEstablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
Oppositedisprove, confuteprove to be false
Spanishcomprobar, demostrar, establecer, evidenciar, implantar, instaurar, instituir, mostrar, presentar, probar, revelar
Catalandemostrar, establir, evidenciar, implantar, instaurar, instituir, mostrar, presentar, provar, revelar
English > prove: 9 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningProvide evidence for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey prove that there was a traffic accident
Synonymstestify, bear witness, evidence, show
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narroweradduce, abduce, citeAdvance evidence for
attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidenceProvide evidence for
presumeconstitute reasonable evidence for
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Spanishdeclarar, demostrar, evidenciar, mostrar, presentar, prestar, probar, revelar, ser testigo, testificar, testimoniar
Catalandeclarar, demostrar, evidenciar, mostrar, presentar, prestar, provar, revelar, testificar
English > prove: 9 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningprove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Broaderprove, demonstrate, establish, show, shewEstablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment / experiment
Spanishdemostrar, probar
English > prove: 9 senses > verb 5, social
Meaningput to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstest, try, try out, examine, essay
Narrowercontrol, verifyCheck or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
field-testtest something under the conditions under which it will actually be used
floatcirculate or discuss tentatively
Broaderevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
Spanishdemostrar, ensayar, examinar, probar, testear, tratar
Catalandemostrar, provar
English > prove: 9 senses > verb 6, motion
Meaningincrease / increase in volume.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymrise
Caused byraise, leaven, proveCause to puff up with a leaven
BroadergrowBecome larger / larger, greater, or bigger
Spanishaumentar, incrementar, subir
Catalanincrementar-se, incrementar, pujar
English > prove: 9 senses > verb 7, motion
MeaningCause to puff up with a leaven.
PatternSomething ----s something
ModelThey prove more bread
Synonymsraise, leaven
Cause torise, proveincrease / increase in volume
Broaderraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanishhacer crecer, leudar, levantar
English > prove: 9 senses > verb 8, creation
MeaningTake a trial impression of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderprint, impressReproduce by printing
Spanishprobar
English > prove: 9 senses > verb 9, cognition
MeaningObtain probate of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"prove a will"
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
BroaderauthenticateEstablish the authenticity of something

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