proof

nounADJECTIVE▪ clear, convincing, direct, good, positive, real▪
Do you have positive proof that she took the money?
▪We have proof positive that he is in hiding.
▪I have no real proof that he was in the country at the time.
▪ concrete, empirical, solid, tangible▪ absolute, conclusive, definitive, incontrovertible, irrefutable▪ ample, sufficient▪ further▪ final, ultimate▪The photo was final proof of her husband's infidelity.
▪ documentary, written▪ photographic▪ legal▪ scientific▪ formal, mathematical▪ living▪I am living proof that the treatment works.
VERB + PROOF▪ be, constitute▪ have▪ give sb, offer (sb), present (sb with), produce, provide (sb with), show (sb)▪ find, get, obtain, see▪ need, require▪ demand, wantPREPOSITION▪ without proof▪He is unlikely to make wild accusations without proof.
▪ proof of▪Her account gives us no concrete proof of his guilt.
PHRASES▪ the burden of proof, the onus of proof▪The burden of proof lies on us to prove negligence.
▪ a lack of proof▪The men were acquitted for lack of proof.
▪ proof of identity, proof of purchase▪Proof of purchase must be provided before a refund can be made.
▪ a standard of proof (law)▪Civil proceedings require a lower standard of proof than criminal cases.
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