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
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Example sentences from the Web for prove
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.
Tests at the clinic proved what she suspected: she was pregnant.States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences|Emily Shire|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These crimes of fashion proved the men were feminine and thus gay and therefore worthy of incarceration.
His 6,000 native auxiliaries (as it proved later on) could not be relied upon in a civil war.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
But it was not only as an organiser and transmitter of orders that Berthier proved his usefulness to his chief.
By the end of the campaign of 1796 he had proved that he was as great a chief of the staff as Bonaparte was a great commander.
To Harry's surprise, the soldier detailed to go with him proved to be a boy, not much older than himself.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
"Marco's" reply conclusively proved his possession of a Christian spirit.
British Dictionary definitions for prove
verb proves, proving, proved, proved or proven (mainly tr)
Derived forms of proveprovable, adjectiveprovability, nounprovably, adverb
Word Origin for prove
Idioms and Phrases with prove
In addition to the idiom beginning with prove
- prove out
- exception proves the rule