Definition of 'prove'
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The team emphasised that their study could not prove that anxiety caused heart disease. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That was a difficult proposition to prove. Times, Sunday Times (2016)French presidential pardons often prove controversial. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is a weaker race and he can prove too good for Aso. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Everything that was outlined during the meeting in America has proved true. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your own show proves it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The dressings proved so good that they are now available on prescription through the NHS. The Sun (2016)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 grey area lies in proving your ability to drive is impaired. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The best pieces have proved a good investment. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Why is it often difficult to prove that a disease or condition resulted from workplace exposure? An Introduction to Community Health (1995)This may explain why the show is already proving hugely popular. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Leicester have spent all season proving many of the things we hold true to be badly wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have proved highly adept at using technology to stress ourselves. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The past proves the richer area of study. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet it might prove the richest source of recruitment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The video evidence from our experiment proves just how bad men are at taking a sneaky peek. The Sun (2011)We will soon see whether this proves to be true. Christianity Today (2000)When cigarettes are proven to cause lung cancer we can bring in a smoking ban. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has been about proving my ability and helping the team. The Sun (2009)But it could be an unexpected arrival that proves so good for the family. The Sun (2009)So this show proved to be a bit of a departure. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The careful historian soon learns that juicy stories often have to be jettisoned when sources prove unreliable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The top tips and facts are crucial and explain what the experiments prove. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But in the wider human context the opposite has generally proved true. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The researchers acknowledged that the study did not prove cause and effect. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This would have proved a difficult operation by other processes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He said that the party had proved its ability to do well without mounting a conventional campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'prove'
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!
Definition of prove from the Collins English Dictionary
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