# Definitions for

The verb prove has 9 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)

(be shown or be found to be; "She proved to be right"; "The medicine turned out to save her life"; "She turned up HIV positive")

(establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture")

(provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence")

(prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof)

(put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe")

(increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room")

(cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread")

(take a trial impression of)

(obtain probate of; "prove a will")