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Meaning of prove

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: be shown or be found to be; "She proved to be right"; "The
           medicine turned out to save her life"; "She turned up HIV
           positive" [syn: {prove}, {turn out}, {turn up}]
      2: establish the validity of something, as by an example,
         explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the
         instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the
         validity of the conjecture" [syn: {prove}, {demonstrate},
         {establish}, {show}, {shew}] [ant: {confute}, {disprove}]
      3: provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the
         father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence" [syn:
         {testify}, {bear witness}, {prove}, {evidence}, {show}]
      4: prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
      5: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use
         to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test
         this recipe" [syn: {test}, {prove}, {try}, {try out},
         {examine}, {essay}]
      6: increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
         [syn: {rise}, {prove}]
      7: cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread" [syn:
         {raise}, {leaven}, {prove}]
      8: take a trial impression of
      9: obtain probate of; "prove a will"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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