verb (used with object), proved, proved or prov·en, prov·ing.
verb (used without object), proved, proved or prov·en, prov·ing.
Origin of prove
Synonyms for prove
Antonyms for prove
Examples from the Web for provable
Contemporary Examples of provable
His tax returns will remain a story, too, although not a huge one until there's anything factual and provable.A Potentially Pivotal Week
July 20, 2012
Then, Bashford will consider a two-part question: what are the facts and what is provable?Ray Kelly’s Bad Week: NYPD Chief Sees Son Greg Accused of Rape
January 27, 2012
Historical Examples of provable
A claim barred by the statute of limitations is not provable, nor is a contingent liability.
For the sentences of the Veda are universally defined to be sentences which prove things that are not provable by other evidence.The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha
Claims for tort are not provable, that is, claims for injuries to person or property not arising out of contact.Commercial Law
Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
Only a creditor who owns a demand or provable claim can vote at creditors' meetings.
In this work I have endeavored to unite them and to make of the two one practical, provable, and usable science.Encyclopedia of Diet
verb proves, proving, proved, proved or proven (mainly tr)
Word Origin for prove
late 14c., "approvable;" c.1400, "that can be proved," from Old French provable, from prover (see prove (v.)).
late 12c., pruven, proven "to try, test; evaluate; demonstrate," from Old French prover, pruver "show; convince; put to the test" (11c., Modern French prouver), from Latin probare "to make good; esteem, represent as good; make credible, show, demonstrate; test, inspect; judge by trial" (source also of Spanish probar, Italian probare), from probus "worthy, good, upright, virtuous," from PIE *pro-bhwo- "being in front," from *pro-, extended form of root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per), + root *bhu- "to be" (cf. Latin fui "I have been," futurus "about to be;" Old English beon "to be;" see be). Related: Proved; proven; proving.
In addition to the idiom beginning with prove
- prove out
- exception proves the rule