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1. | prove (stative) be shown or be found to be | ||

Samples | She proved to be right. The medicine turned out to save her life. She turned up HIV positive. | ||

Synonyms | turn out, turn up | ||

Pattern of use | Something ----s Adjective/Noun. Somebody ----s Adjective. Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE. It ----s that CLAUSE | ||

Broader (hypernym) | be | ||

Narrower (hyponym) | ensue, result | ||

2. | prove (cognition) establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment | ||

Samples | The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound. The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture. | ||

Synonyms | demonstrate, establish, shew, show | ||

Pattern of use | Somebody ----s something. Something ----s something. Somebody ----s that CLAUSE | ||

Broader (hypernym) | affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain | ||

Narrower (hyponym) | contradict, negate, prove, prove oneself, stultify | ||

Antonyms | confute, disprove | ||

3. | prove (communication) provide evidence for | ||

Samples | The blood test showed that he was the father. Her behavior testified to her incompetence. | ||

Examples | They prove that there was a traffic accident | ||

Synonyms | bear witness, evidence, show, testify | ||

Pattern of use | Somebody ----s something. Something ----s something. Somebody ----s that CLAUSE | ||

Broader (hypernym) | inform | ||

Narrower (hyponym) | abduce, adduce, attest, certify, cite, demonstrate, evidence, manifest, presume | ||

Domain category | jurisprudence, law | ||

4. | prove (cognition) prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof | ||

Pattern of use | Somebody ----s something | ||

Broader (hypernym) | demonstrate, establish, prove, shew, show | ||

Domain category | math, mathematics, maths | ||

5. | prove (social) put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to | ||

Samples | This approach has been tried with good results. Test this recipe. | ||

Synonyms | essay, examine, test, try, try out | ||

Pattern of use | Somebody ----s something | ||

Broader (hypernym) | evaluate, judge, pass judgment | ||

Narrower (hyponym) | control, field-test, float, verify | ||

6. | prove (motion) increase in volume | ||

Samples | The dough rose slowly in the warm room. | ||

Synonyms | rise | ||

Pattern of use | Something ----s | ||

Broader (hypernym) | grow | ||

7. | prove (motion) cause to puff up with a leaven | ||

Samples | Unleavened bread. | ||

Examples | They prove more bread | ||

Synonyms | leaven, raise | ||

Pattern of use | Something ----s something | ||

Broader (hypernym) | bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise | ||

Cause | prove, rise | ||

8. | prove (creation) take a trial impression of | ||

Pattern of use | Somebody ----s something | ||

Broader (hypernym) | impress, print | ||

9. | prove (cognition) obtain probate of | ||

Samples | Prove a will. | ||

Pattern of use | Somebody ----s something | ||

Broader (hypernym) | authenticate | ||

Domain category | jurisprudence, law | ||

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