verb (used with object), proved, proved or prov·en, prov·ing.
verb (used without object), proved, proved or prov·en, prov·ing.
- provascular tissue,
- prove out,
Origin of prove
Examples from the Web for proven
The North Korean hackers have proven to be a persistent adversary, if not the most skilled one.
But these must be proven under a signed and sworn statement and judged reasonable by the DOH.No More Paper Prescriptions: Docs Fight Fraud by Going Electronic|Dale Eisinger|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A civilian corollary was proven when ISIS waterboarded journalist James Foley before beheading him.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But so far, the lack of proven Roman artifacts or ruins in the town has raised suspicions.
The real problem—a problem that thus far has proven intractable—is overcoming the doubt and fear.Powdered Measles Vaccine Could Be Huge for Developing World|Kent Sepkowitz|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The authorities of our Nation have condemned membership in the Communist organization as illegal and have proven Debs a criminal.The Red Conspiracy|Joseph J. Mereto
In that case, it will be proven that advocate Desmarais is a hypocrite and a traitor!The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
What has Dr. Roberts proven concerning the influence of alcohol upon digestion?First Book in Physiology and Hygiene|J.H. Kellogg
When some modern scholars call the men of the Terremare by the name 'Italici', they express a hope rather than a proven fact.Ancient Town-Planning|F. Haverfield
She glanced at him, with an adorable smile as a finale, so confident she had proven her case.The Bondwoman|Marah Ellis Ryan
verb proves, proving, proved, proved or proven (mainly tr)
Word Origin for prove
1650s, past participle adjective from alternative past participle (originally in Scottish legal use) of 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