# 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

## 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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## prove

## Word Origin for prove

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

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