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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

"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 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]

(prove is a kind of ...) reproduce by printing

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"

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"

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