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 unproved
Historical Examples of unproved
I simply affirm that what women can or cannot do is as yet unproved.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
He was an unproved brave1667; he provided nothing for his Fol.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
He declares that every case into which he examined turned out to be unproved.
"Only unproved knights are yet in the field," said Palamides.Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)
He must not go to the police, or to the committee, with an unproved tale.Mystery at Geneva
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