Dictionary Results for proves


1. prove - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): turn_out, turn_up

Hypernym(s): be




2. prove - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): demonstrate, establish, show, shew

Hypernym(s): confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm

Antonym(s): disprove




3. prove - verb

· provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

Synonym(s): testify, bear_witness, evidence, show

Hypernym(s): inform




4. prove - verb

· prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

Hypernym(s): prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew




5. prove - verb

· put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"

Synonym(s): test, try, try_out, examine, essay

Hypernym(s): evaluate, pass_judgment, judge




6. prove - verb

· increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"

Synonym(s): rise

Hypernym(s): grow




7. prove - verb

· cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"

Synonym(s): raise, leaven

Hypernym(s): raise, lift, elevate, get_up, bring_up




8. prove - verb

· take a trial impression of

Hypernym(s): print, impress




9. prove - verb

· obtain probate of; "prove a will"

Hypernym(s): authenticate





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