# prove

[ proov ]

/ pruv /

### verb (used with object), proved, proved or prov·en, prov·ing.

### verb (used without object), proved, proved or prov·en, prov·ing.

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## Origin of prove

1125–75; Middle English proven < Old French prover < Latin probāre to try, test, prove, approve, derivative of probus good. See probity

## SYNONYMS FOR prove

## usage note for prove

Either proved or proven is standard as the past participle of prove : Events have proved (or proven ) him wrong. As a modifier, proven is by far the more common: a proven fact.

## OTHER WORDS FROM prove

## Words nearby prove

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## British Dictionary definitions for provable

prove

/ (pruːv) /

### verb proves, proving, proved, proved or proven (mainly tr)

## Derived forms of prove

provable, adjectiveprovability, nounprovably, adverb## Word Origin for prove

C12: from Old French prover, from Latin probāre to test, from probus honest

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## Idioms and Phrases with provable

prove

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