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 proved
Huckabee will also need to establish a reliable fundraising base, something that up until now has proved to be elusive.
But Cocker proved to be a survivor, bringing his passionate persona to concert halls around the world decade after decade.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For those unfamiliar, soba is buckwheat noodle dish—and they proved much more popular amongst the public.
Somebody suggests that if proved they could seriously damage public confidence in the state, posing a national security risk.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She nonetheless seems to have proved herself the wrong woman to assault.
That cannot be proved unless you volunteer as a witness, and give away the whole vile story of the plot to abduct Miss Maynard.A Traitor's Wooing|Headon Hill
Scarcely a religious system has existed that has not worked effectively and proved true for someone.First and Last Things|H. G. Wells
This proved the greatest breakdown that ever happened to me.Adventures and Recollections|Bill o'th' Hoylus End
There were rumours that among the articles was a silver coal-scuttle, but it proved to be a sugar-bowl in that pattern.Tommy and Grizel|J.M. Barrie
She did insinuatingly ask Wilbur what his favourite flower was, but this got her nowhere, because it proved that he did not know.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for proved
verb proves, proving, proved, proved or proven (mainly tr)
Word Origin for prove
Word Origin and History for proved
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 proved
In addition to the idiom beginning with prove
- prove out
- exception proves the rule