# Definitions and Synonyms of *prove* | Another word for *prove* | What is *prove? *

*Definition 1: establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment - [verb of cognition]*

*Samples where prove or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound**The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture*

*Synonyms for prove in the sense of this definition*

*(**prove* is a kind of ...) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

*prove*is a kind of ...) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

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*"his story confirmed my doubts"**"The evidence supports the defendant"*### (... is a kind of *prove* ) show one's ability or courage

### (... is a kind of *prove* ) prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

### (... is a kind of *prove* ) prove negative; show to be false

### (... is a kind of *prove* ) prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence

*"nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself"**Definition 2: obtain probate of - [verb of cognition]*

*Samples where prove or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*prove a will*

*(**prove* is a kind of ...) establish the authenticity of something

*prove*is a kind of ...) establish the authenticity of something

*(prove* belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

*"civilization presupposes respect for the law"*

*"the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"*

## Definition 3: prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof - [verb of cognition]

### (*prove* is a kind of ...) 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"*

### (prove belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

## Definition 4: provide evidence for - [verb of communication]

### Samples where prove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*The blood test showed that he was the father**Her behavior testified to her incompetence*

### Synonyms for prove in the sense of this definition

### (*prove* is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

*"I informed him of his rights"*

### (... is a kind of *prove* ) provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

*"His high fever attested to his illness"*

*"The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"*

*"This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"*

### (... is a kind of *prove* ) constitute reasonable evidence for

*"A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food"*

### (... is a kind of *prove* ) advance evidence for

### (prove belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

*"civilization presupposes respect for the law"*

*"the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"*

## Definition 5: take a trial impression of - [verb of creation]

## Definition 6: cause to puff up with a leaven - [verb of motion]

### Samples where prove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*unleavened bread*

### Synonyms for prove in the sense of this definition

### (*prove* is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

*"Raise your hands"*

*"Lift a load"*

### (*prove* causes ...) increase in volume

*"the dough rose slowly in the warm room"*

## Definition 7: increase in volume - [verb of motion]

### Samples where prove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*the dough rose slowly in the warm room*

### Synonyms for prove in the sense of this definition

### (*prove* is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

*"The problem grew too large for me"*

*"Her business grew fast"*

## Definition 8: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to - [verb of social]

### Samples where prove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*This approach has been tried with good results**Test this recipe*

### Synonyms for prove in the sense of this definition

### (*prove* is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

*"I cannot judge some works of modern art"*

*"How do you evaluate this grant proposal?"*

*"We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"*

### (... is a kind of *prove* ) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

*"Are you controlling for the temperature?"*

### (... is a kind of *prove* ) circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with

*"The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"*

### (... is a kind of *prove* ) test something under the conditions under which it will actually be used

*"The Army field tested the new tanks"*

## Definition 9: be shown or be found to be - [verb of stative]

### Samples where prove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*She proved to be right**The medicine turned out to save her life**She turned up HIV positive*

### Synonyms for prove in the sense of this definition

### (*prove* is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

*"John is rich"*

*"This is not a good answer"*

### (... is a kind of *prove* ) issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end

*"result in tragedy"*