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## prove |

3 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Prove \Prove\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proved}; p. pr & vb n. {Proving}.] [OE. prover, F. prouver, fr L. probare to try approve, prove, fr probus good, proper. Cf {Probable}, {Proof}, {Probe}.] 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. Thou hast proved mine heart. --Ps. xvii. 3. 2. To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact by argument, testimony, or other evidence. They have inferred much from slender premises, and conjectured when they could not prove. --J. H. Newman. 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. Where she captived long, great woes did prove. --Spenser. 5. (Arith.) 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. (Printing) To take a trial impression of to take a proof of as to prove a page. Syn: To try verify; justify; confirm; establish; evince; manifest; show demonstrate. From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Prove \Prove\, v. i. 1. To make trial; to essay. 2. To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be as a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false. ``The case proves mortal.'' --Arbuthnot. So life a winter's morn may prove. --Keble. 3. To succeed; to turn out as expected. [Obs.] ``The experiment proved not.'' --Bacon. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: prove v 1: be shown or be found to be "She proved to be right [syn: {turn out}] 2: establish the validity of something "This behavior shows his true nature" [syn: {demonstrate}, {establish}, {show}, {shew}] [ant: {disprove}] 3: provide evidence for "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence" [syn: {testify}, {bear witness}, {evidence}, {show}] 4: prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof 5: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe" [syn: {test}, {try}, {try out}, {examine}, {essay}] 6: increase in volume; of dough [syn: {rise}] 7: cause to puff up with a leaven; of dough; "unleavened bread" [syn: {raise}, {leaven}] 8: take a trial impression of 9: obtain probate of as of a will

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