Prove appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):
- Jack's eloquence may prove hazardous for the six big shows. (48 letters)
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The word prove is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.
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Definition of the verb prove
What does prove mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections:
|simple past||past participle||present participle||third-person singular|
- be shown or be found to be
- establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Cause] [Verb] [Topic, how-extraction] This indicates how she did it [Cause] [Verb] [Topic, to be] This indicates him to be the thief [Cause] [Verb] [Topic, wh-complement clause] This indicates whether he is the thief [Cause] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause] This indicates how to do it [Cause] [Verb] [Topic, what-extraction] This indicates what he should do [Cause] [Verb] [Topic, not sentential clause] This indicates it [Cause] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, how-extraction] This indicates to us how it happended [Cause] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause, not tensed] This indicates to us that they had stolen money [Cause] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, wh-complement clause] This indicates to me whether they did it [Cause] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, what-extraction] This indicates to me what he is
- lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
- synonyms of prove: demonstrate / establish / shew / show
- antonym of prove: disprove
- more generic words: affirm / confirm / corroborate / substantiate / support / sustain = establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
- more specific terms:
- provide evidence for
- example: They prove that there was a traffic accident
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] The president declared Smith foolish [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Predicate, not sentential clause] The president declared Smith professor [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] as [Adjective] The president declared John as stupid [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction] John declared how he did it | The president proclaimed how we should work [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with past participle] The president judged the matter closed [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause] The president maintained that the matter was closed [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, to be] The president maintained Smith to be a good man [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction] The president declared what we should do [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, what-infinitive clause] The president declared what to do
- domain: jurisprudence / law
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of prove: bear witness / evidence / show / testify
- more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
- more specific words:
- prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
- put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of prove: essay / examine / test / try / try out
- more generic terms: evaluate / judge / pass judgment = form a critical opinion of
- more specific words:
- increase in volume
- cause to puff up with a leaven
- take a trial impression of
- obtain probate of
Alternative definition of the verb prove
- [transitive] To demonstrate that something is true or viable; to give proof for.
- [intransitive] To turn out; to manifest.
- [context: copulative] To turn out to be.
- [transitive] To (put to the) test, proof
- [archaic] To experience
- simple past of proove
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Two Symposia on Symplectic Geometry and Quantization Problems, July 1993, Japan by Yoshiaki Maeda, Hideki Omori, Alan Weinstein
The first thing to prove is that ker C is a covering space of Go” that is to say that if S, e 'O(Go”, 1), So = To and C(S) = 0, and if S is the covering path in Go , then C( S) = 0. But as C(S) = 0, C(S) e D and if D is totally disconnected C(S) = 0. So ker ...
The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)
by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
PROVE, v. a. & v. n. 1 Fr. prouver ; Ital. Prove'able, adj. ] provare ; Spanish pro- bar; Lat. probo.
by Bill Bryson
Prove here is a “fossi1”—that is, a word or phrase that is ...
by Thomas Edlyne TOMLINS
prove for the overplus due. It has, however, been decided, that workmen employed by the job or piece, under a contract for each particular job, are not entitled to such payment of wages. Annuities. – Annuity creditors are entitled to prove under ...
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- How to Prove a Function is Surjective(Onto) Using the Definition
How to Prove a Function is Surjective(Onto) Using the Definition.
- Calculus Problem: Prove the Limit Exists from Limit Definition
This is a walk-through of how to prove a limit exists from the definition of limit. It is intended to demonstrate the virtual tutoring environment students will take part ...
- Prove Meaning
Video shows what prove means. To demonstrate that something is true or viable; to give proof for.. prove pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by ...
- Using Definition of Odd and Even to Prove Theorems
Using Definition of Odd and Even to Prove Theorems.
- "Silent Math" - Prove d/dxcosx=-sinx using the limit definition of a derivative
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- L17: Using Reductions to Prove Language Undecidable
Proving additional languages are not decidable, by using reductions.
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1V4E1
The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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