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See also prøve

English

Etymology

Via Middle English from Old French, compare French prouver.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to prove

Third person singular
proves

Simple past
proved

Past participle
proved or proven

Present participle
proving

to prove (third-person singular simple present proves, present participle proving, simple past proved, past participle proved or proven)
  1. (transitive) To demonstrate that something is true or viable; to give proof for.
    I will prove my method is more effective than yours.
    The hypothesis has not been proven to our satisfaction.
  2. To turn out; to manifest.
    It proved to be a cold day.
    Have an exit strategy should your calculations prove incorrect.

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Italian

Noun

prove f.

  1. Plural form of prova.

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