1. proven

adjective. ['ˈpruːvən'] established beyond doubt.


  • established
  • tested
  • proved
  • well-tried
  • verified
  • evidenced


  • undependable
  • unreliable
  • unestablished
  • unsettled

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Words that Rhyme with Proven

  • vanluven
  • hooven

Example sentences of the word proven

1. Verb, past participle
An organization may be more likely to hire an individual who has proven herself as a volunteer.

2. Adjective
For example, "Motivated current employee with X years of proven sales results.

3. Adverb
When data show the hypothesis might be correct, the hypothesis is still not proven.

Quotes containing the word proven

1. Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork - all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O. and social entrepreneur.
- Darell Hammond

2. People don't believe or understand that a community can lose hope. You can have a whole community where hopelessness is the norm, where folks don't have faith that things will get better because history and circumstances have proven over 30, 40, or 50 years that things don't get better.
- Geoffrey Canada

3. PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings - and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness.
- Bea Arthur