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English adjective: proof

1. proof (used in combination or as a suffix) able to withstand

Childproof locks.

Similarimperviable, impervious


English noun: proof

1. proof (cognition) any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something

SamplesIf you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it.

Synonymscogent evidence

Broader (hypernym)evidence, grounds

Narrower (hyponym)check, confirmation, establishment, substantiation, validation, verification

2. proof (communication) a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

Broader (hypernym)argument, statement

Narrower (hyponym)demonstration, logical proof, mathematical proof, monstrance

Domain categorylogic, math, mathematics, maths

3. proof (quantity) a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume)

Broader (hypernym)amount, measure, quantity

4. proof (communication) (printing) an impression made to check for errors

Synonymstest copy, trial impression

Broader (hypernym)impression, printing

Narrower (hyponym)foundry proof, galley proof

Domain categoryprinting, printing process

5. proof (artifact) a trial photographic print from a negative

Broader (hypernym)photographic print, print

6. proof (act) the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something

Synonymssubstantiation, validation

Broader (hypernym)determination, finding

Narrower (hyponym)authentication, certification, documentation, monetisation, monetization, probate, support

English verb: proof

1. proof (creation) make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

2. proof (contact) knead to reach proper lightness

SamplesProof dough.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)knead, work

3. proof (cognition) read for errors

SamplesI should proofread my manuscripts.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, insure, see, see to it


4. proof (change) activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk

SamplesProof yeast.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

5. proof (change) make resistant (to harm)

SamplesProof the materials against shrinking in the dryer.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)strengthen

Narrower (hyponym)bombproof, bulletproof, child-proof, childproof, fireproof, foolproof, goof-proof, goofproof, weatherproof

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