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
Synonyms for prove
Antonyms for prove
Examples from the Web for prover
Historical Examples of prover
"The hospitality of this house is prover—" the precise doctor recommenced.The Story of a New York House
Henry Cuyler Bunner
One prover, a nervous lady medical student, gives to-day in her report "a feeling of quiet and calmness, mentally."
The remedy was given by number, that the prover should not know what he took, nor the strength of it.
Prover′bialism, a saying in the form of, or like, a proverb; Prover′bialist.
verb proves, proving, proved, proved or proven (mainly tr)
Word Origin 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.
In addition to the idiom beginning with prove
- prove out
- exception proves the rule