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  2  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. 
  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. 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  act  of  finding  or  testing  the  truth  of  something  [syn:  {validation}, 
  {validating},  {proof}] 

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