# prove

[proov]

## Origin of prove

1125–75; Middle English proven < Old French prover < Latin probāre to try, test, prove, approve, derivative of probus good. See probity

## Synonyms for prove

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com## Antonyms for prove

1. disprove.

## Usage note

Either proved or proven is standard as the past participle of prove : Events have proved (or proven ) him wrong. As a modifier, proven is by far the more common: a proven fact.

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## 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 WomanC. Gasquoine Hartley

He was an unproved brave1667; he provided nothing for his Fol.

The Bbur-nma in EnglishBabur, 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)Charles Morris

He must not go to the police, or to the committee, with an unproved tale.

Mystery at GenevaRose Macaulay

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## Word Origin for prove

C12: from Old French prover, from Latin probāre to test, from probus honest

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