/ (ˈpruːvən) /

  1. a past participle of prove

  1. tried; tested: a proven method

Derived forms of proven

  • provenly, adverb

Words Nearby proven

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How to use proven in a sentence

  • That there is a distinct field for such a book is proven by the unexpectedly large demand for the first edition.

  • Though he lacked the highest moral courage, his physical bravery was proven on many a stricken field from Valladolid to Warsaw.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • It is well known that these declarations of science are mere speculations, plausible indeed, but nowhere proven to be true.

    Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
  • I should have remembered the consequences to the Countess if it were proven that she had been championing a fraud.

    In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
  • But there are other ways of explaining all these things, and perhaps it may be proven that there are better ways.