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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

I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.
Derek Jeter

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

In order to arrive at knowledge of the motions of birds in the air, it is first necessary to acquire knowledge of the winds, which we will prove by the motions of water in itself, and this knowledge will be a step enabling us to arrive at the knowledge of beings that fly between the air and the wind.
Leonardo da Vinci

Sometimes it is necessary to be lonely in order to prove that you are right.
Vladimir Putin

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