conclusively, definitively

All this proves conclusively that she couldn't have known the truth.


This theory cannot be proved scientifically.

just, only

Their reaction just proves my point.


The deaths are being treated as suspicious until we can prove otherwise.

be difficult to, be impossible to
be easy to
be able to
try to

What are you trying to prove?

be determined to
have sth to

I certainly don't have anything to prove—my record speaks for itself.


He tried to prove his theory to his friends.

a chance to prove sth
prove sb right, prove sb wrong

I was determined to prove my critics wrong.

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Prove is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑evidence, ↑experiment, ↑incident, ↑move, ↑prediction, ↑prosecution, ↑research, ↑statistics, ↑study
Prove is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accusation, ↑allegation, ↑assertion, ↑association, ↑attraction, ↑authenticity, ↑boon, ↑charge, ↑claim, ↑competence, ↑credentials, ↑disappointment, ↑disaster, ↑effectiveness, ↑embarrassment, ↑existence, ↑fact, ↑failure, ↑feasibility, ↑fitness, ↑guilt, ↑handicap, ↑hindrance, ↑hypothesis, ↑innocence, ↑link, ↑love, ↑loyalty, ↑manhood, ↑merit, ↑need, ↑negligence, ↑nightmare, ↑obstacle, ↑pedigree, ↑point, ↑prowess, ↑revelation, ↑sincerity, ↑source, ↑stumbling block, ↑success, ↑superiority, ↑theory, ↑thesis, ↑turn-off, ↑usefulness, ↑validity, ↑value, ↑wisdom, ↑worth

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  • Prove — Prove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proving}.] [OE. prover, F. prouver, fr. L. probare to try, approve, prove, fr. probus good, proper. Cf. {Probable}, {Proof}, {Probe}.] 1. To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prove It — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Prove It» Sencillo de Television del álbum Marquee Moon Lado B « Venus » Publicación 1977 …   Wikipedia Español

  • prove — 1 Prove, try, test, demonstrate are comparable when they mean to establish a given or an implied contention or reach a convincing conclusion by such appropriate means as evidence, argument, or experiment. The same distinctions in implications and …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prove — / prüv/ vt proved, proved, or, prov·en, / prü vən/, prov·ing 1: to test the truth, validity, or genuineness of prove a will at probate 2 a: to establish the existence, truth, or validity of the charges were never …   Law dictionary

  • Prove — Prove, v. i. 1. To make trial; to essay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false. The case proves mortal. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] So life a winter …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prove — ► VERB (past part. proved or proven) 1) demonstrate by evidence or argument the truth or existence of. 2) show or be seen to be: the scheme has proved a great success. 3) (prove oneself) demonstrate one s abilities or courage. 4) Law establish… …   English terms dictionary

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  • prove — [pro͞ov] vt. proved, proved or proven, proving [ME proven < OFr prover < L probare: see PROBE] 1. to test by experiment, a standard, etc.; subject to a testing process; try out 2. to establish as true; demonstrate to be a fact 3. to… …   English World dictionary

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