- prove
*verb***ADVERB**▪**conclusively**,**definitively**▪All this

__proves__conclusively that she couldn't have known the truth.▪**scientifically**▪This theory cannot be

__proved__scientifically.▪**just**,**only**▪Their reaction just

__proves__my point.▪**otherwise**▪The deaths are being treated as suspicious until we can

__prove__otherwise.**VERB + PROVE**▪**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.

**PREPOSITION**▪**to**▪He tried to

__prove__his theory to his friends.**PHRASES**▪**a chance to**__prove__sth▪,__prove__sb right__prove__sb wrong▪I was determined to

__prove__my critics wrong.**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

*Collocations dictionary.
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