# prove

- v. (past part. proved or proven)

1 tr. (often foll. by that + clause) demonstrate the truth of by evidence or argument.

2 intr. a (usu. foll. by to + infin.) be found (it proved to be untrue). b emerge incontrovertibly as (will prove the winner).

3 tr. Math. test the accuracy of (a calculation).

4 tr. establish the genuineness and validity of (a will).

5 intr. (of dough) rise in bread-making.

6 tr. = PROOF 6.

7 tr. subject (a gun etc.) to a testing process.

8 tr. archaic test the qualities of; try.

*Phrases and idioms*:

not proven (in Scottish Law) a verdict that there is insufficient evidence to establish guilt or innocence. prove oneself show one's abilities, courage, etc.

*Derivatives*:

provable adj. provability n. provably adv.

*Etymology*: ME f. OF prover f. L probare test, approve, demonstrate f. probus good

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