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Overview of verb prove

The verb prove has 9 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (58) prove, turn out, turn up

(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")

2. (45) prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew

(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")

3. (6) testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show

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

4. (4) prove

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

5. test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay

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

6. rise, prove

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

7. raise, leaven, prove

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

8. prove

(take a trial impression of)

9. prove

(obtain probate of; "prove a will")

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