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
Examples from the Web for prove
The digital dating sphere can prove tricky, and bruising, for the trans user.
Lee and Coogan did briefly meet with the pope, with pictures to prove it, but no one at the Vatican officially screened the film.Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But if you have a hearing and you prove that someone is mature enough, well then that state interest evaporates.
Week after week, The Daily Beast features classic stories from the past that prove great writing is timeless.The Best of The Stacks: Mencken, Mel Brooks, Allman Brothers, and More|Alex Belth|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He did not plead guilty, and has regularly filed petitions in an effort to prove his innocence.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The historical plates published about the same time209 in Germany prove the same lively zeal in imitation.Engraving: Its Origin, Processes, and History|Henri Delaborde
This unpretentious spot of Italian soil was to prove the cradle of the revolutioniser of Italy's national music-drama.Verdi: Man and Musician|Frederick James Crowest
Sufficient has been said to prove the superiority of spiritual life over the whole aspects and manifestations of Nature.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy|W. Tudor Jones
I only say this, Madame Flamingo, to prove to you that Grouski is none of your mock articles.An Outcast|F. Colburn Adams
It seems to have been put upon us to prove what Christianity can do for these races.
British Dictionary definitions for prove
verb proves, proving, proved, proved or proven (mainly tr)
Word Origin for prove
Word Origin and History for prove
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.
Idioms and Phrases with prove
In addition to the idiom beginning with prove
- prove out
- exception proves the rule