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 unproved
There are the strongest ethical and religious reasons for refusing to accept this unproved and unprovable dogma.Religion and the War|Various
But he was content to leave it to posterity, and to build no fabric on unproved propositions.Diderot and the Encyclopdists|John Morley
"I take it that even a political organisation will not be so mean as to believe a vague and unproved charge," he said.The Man Who Rose Again|Joseph Hocking
But in all places yet unproved the public should be free to peg out claims and try their fortune.The African Colony|John Buchan
The essence of bribery is, that it should be legally proved; there is not such a thing—a—in rerum natura—a—as unproved bribery.Felix Holt, The Radical|George Eliot
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