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definition of the word prove

by the Wiktionnary

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Via Middle English from Old French, compare French prouver.

Infinitive
to prove

Third person singular
proves

Simple past
proved

Past participle
proved or proven

Present participle
proving

to prove (third-person singular simple present proves, present participle proving, simple past proved, past participle proved or proven)

  1. (transitive) To demonstrate that something is true or viable; to give proof for.
    I will prove my method is more effective than yours.
    The hypothesis has not been proven to our satisfaction.
  2. To turn out; to manifest.
    It proved to be a cold day.
    Have an exit strategy should your calculations prove incorrect.


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