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Definition of Prove

Prove

  1. To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test or standard; to test; as, to prove the strength of gunpowder or of ordnance; to prove the contents of a vessel by a standard measure.
  2. To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence.
  3. To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will.
  4. To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by trial; to experience; to suffer.
  5. To test, evince, ascertain, or verify, as the correctness of any operation or result; thus, in subtraction, if the difference between two numbers, added to the lesser number, makes a sum equal to the greater, the correctness of the subtraction is proved.
  6. To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of; as, to prove a page.
  7. To make trial; to essay.
  8. To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false.
  9. To succeed; to turn out as expected.

Prove Quotations

You can't prove somebody is a racist unless they really come out and do the act and is found to be that.
Bill Cosby

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
Albert Einstein

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
Albert Einstein

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
Audrey Hepburn
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Prove Translations

prove in Danish is bevise
prove in Dutch is bewijzen, aantonen
prove in Italian is provare
prove in Latin is comprobo, experior (experiri; expertus ), probo
prove in Spanish is verificar

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