Spanish translation of 'prove'
transitive verb
 (= give proof of)
 [theory, statement]
demostrar
,probar
 (one's love, loyalty, strength)
demostrar
 (one's love, loyalty, strength)
⇒ my son was murdered, and I'm going to prove it
a mi hijo lo asesinaron, y voy a demostrarlo or probarlo
⇒ can you prove it?
¿lo puede demostrar or probar?
⇒ statistics never prove anything
las estadísticas nunca prueban or demuestran nada
⇒ you say you love me, so prove it
dices que me quieres, pues demuéstralo or pruébalo
⇒ he wanted to prove his love for her
quería demostrar su amor por ella
you can't prove anything against meusted no tiene ninguna prueba en mi contra
,usted no puede demostrar or probar nada en mi contra
it just proves how stupid he issimplemente demuestra or prueba lo tonto que es
to prove sb's innocence or prove sb innocentdemostrar or probar la inocencia de algn
to prove one's pointdemostrar que uno está en lo cierto or tiene razón
⇒ she took him to court just to prove a point
lo llevó a los tribunales simplemente para demostrar or probar que estaba en lo cierto or que ella tenía razón
to prove sb rightdemostrar que algn tiene razón
⇒ he was proved right in the end
al fin se demostró que tenía razón
it's been scientifically proven or provedse ha probado or demostrado científicamente
,ha sido probado or demostrado científicamente
to prove thatdemostrar que
,probar que
⇒ that proves that she did it
eso demuestra or prueba que ella lo hizo
she wants to prove to herself that she can still hold down a jobquiere demostrarse a sí misma que todavía puede mantener un trabajo
what are you trying to prove?¿qué intentas demostrar or probar?
it's difficult to prove what's going ones difícil demostrar or probar lo que está pasando
whether he was right remains to be provedaún falta por demostrar or probar si tenía razón
to prove sb wrongdemostrar que algn está equivocado
⇒ everyone said that we would fail but we proved them wrong
todo el mundo decía que fracasaríamos, pero demostramos que estaban equivocados
⇒ she attempted to prove their theory wrong
intentó encontrar pruebas que demostraran que su teoría estaba equivocada
idiom: the exception proves the rule
la excepción confirma la regla
 [theory, statement]
 (= verify)
comprobar
⇒ you can prove how effective this method is by trying it out yourself
puede comprobar la eficacia de este método probándolo usted mismo

to prove o.s.
demostrar lo que uno vale
⇒ you don't need to prove yourself
no tienes que demostrar lo que vales
⇒ he has proved himself worthy of our trust
ha demostrado ser digno de nuestra confianza
⇒ he has proved himself to be a successful manager
ha demostrado ser un gerente eficaz
 (= test out)
poner a prueba
,someter a prueba
 (law)
to prove a will
homologar un testamento
intransitive verb
 (= turn out)
resultar
⇒ it proved (to be) useful
resultó (ser) útil
⇒ if it proves (to be) otherwise
si resulta (ser) lo contrario
⇒ it may prove difficult to secure funding
puede que resulte difícil conseguir fondos
⇒ the news proved false
resultó que la noticia era falsa
⇒ the temptation proved too much for her
la tentación resultó demasiado grande para ella
,no pudo resistir la tentación
 (cookery)
 [dough]
leudarse
 [dough]
Example Sentences Including 'prove'
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People like to share, though, and the growth of social networks over the past decade has proved that younger generations like to share more than any other.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The best pieces have proved a good investment.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But it could be an unexpected arrival that proves so good for the family.The Sun (2009)
He said that the party had proved its ability to do well without mounting a conventional campaign.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Perhaps the same will prove true for legal cannabis.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
So this show proved to be a bit of a departure.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
That was a difficult proposition to prove.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The careful historian soon learns that juicy stories often have to be jettisoned when sources prove unreliable.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The dressings proved so good that they are now available on prescription through the NHS.The Sun (2016)
The grey area lies in proving your ability to drive is impaired.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The past proves the richer area of study.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The top tips and facts are crucial and explain what the experiments prove.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
This may explain why the show is already proving hugely popular.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
We have proved highly adept at using technology to stress ourselves.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
When cigarettes are proven to cause lung cancer we can bring in a smoking ban.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Yet it might prove the richest source of recruitment.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Your own show proves it.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Everything that was outlined during the meeting in America has proved true.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It has been about proving my ability and helping the team.The Sun (2009)
November has often proved an unhappy time of year for Arsenal under Wenger.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This is a weaker race and he can prove too good for Aso.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Why is it often difficult to prove that a disease or condition resulted from workplace exposure?An Introduction to Community Health (1995)
But in the wider human context the opposite has generally proved true.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
French presidential pardons often prove controversial.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Mumsnet users have in the past proved themselves to be intolerant of spin and waffle.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The researchers acknowledged that the study did not prove cause and effect.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The team emphasised that their study could not prove that anxiety caused heart disease.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The video evidence from our experiment proves just how bad men are at taking a sneaky peek.The Sun (2011)
Iran has proved adept at nuclear brinkmanship in the past and may do so again.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Leicester have spent all season proving many of the things we hold true to be badly wrong.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This would have proved a difficult operation by other processes.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We will soon see whether this proves to be true.Christianity Today (2000)
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'prove' in Other Languages
British English: prove
/pruːv/ VERB
bear out If something proves to be true, it becomes clear after a period of time that it is true.
The reports proved to be true.
 American English: prove
 Arabic: يُثَبِّت
 Brazilian Portuguese: provar
 Chinese: 证明
 Croatian: dokazati
 Czech: ukázat se jakým
 Danish: bevise
 Dutch: bewijzen
 European Spanish: probar
 Finnish: todistaa
 French: s’avérer
 German: beweisen
 Greek: αποδεικνύω
 Italian: dimostrarsi
 Japanese: 立証する
 Korean: 입증하다
 Norwegian: bevise
 Polish: udowodnić
 European Portuguese: provar
 Romanian: a dovedi
 Russian: доказывать
 Spanish: probar
 Swedish: jäsa
 Thai: พิสูจน์
 Turkish: kanıtlamak
 Ukrainian: доводити
 Vietnamese: chứng minh
British English: prove VERB
argue If you prove that something is true, you show by means of argument or evidence that it is definitely true.
You brought this charge. You prove it!
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Translation of prove from the
Collins English to Spanish Dictionary