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Verb
/pro͞ov/,
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proved, past participle; proved, past tense; proves, 3rd person singular present; proven, past participle; proving, present participle;
  1. Demonstrate the truth or existence of (something) by evidence or argument
    • - the concept is difficult to prove
    • - a proven ability to work hard
  2. Demonstrate by evidence or argument (someone or something) to be
    • - innocent until proven guilty
  3. Establish the genuineness and validity of (a will)

  4. (in homeopathy) Demonstrate the action of (a remedy) by seeing what effect it produces in a healthy individual

  5. Be seen or found to be
    • - the plan has proved a great success
  6. Demonstrate one's abilities or courage
    • - a new lieutenant, very green and very desperate to prove himself
  7. Test the accuracy of (a mathematical calculation)

  8. Subject (a gun or other item) to a testing process

  9. (of bread dough) Become aerated by the action of yeast; rise


  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"
  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"
  3. testify: provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
  4. prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
  5. test: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
  6. rise: increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
  7. Porewit (Poreuithus) is the West Slavic deity in Wendish mythology worshipped in the town of Charenza on Rugia.
  8. (Proved) Evidence in its broadest sense includes everything that is used to determine or demonstrate the truth of an assertion. ...
  9. Proven is a rural village in the Belgian province of West-Flanders, and a "deelgemeente" of the municipality Poperinge. The village has about 1400 inhabitants.
  10. (Proven (food)) Proven (sometimes also "Chicken proven", or spelled "Proben") is a type of street food popular in some regions of the Philippines. It consists essentially of the proventriculus of a chicken, dipped in cornstarch, and deep-fried. ...
  11. Proveis (Proves; Proveis) is a comune (municipality) in the province of Bolzano-Bozen in the Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 45 km north of Trento and about 25 km west of Bolzano (Bozen).
  12. (Proving (baking technique)) Proofing (also called proving), as the term is used by professional bakers, is the final dough-rise step before baking, and refers to a specific rest period within the more generalized process known as fermentation. ...
  13. To demonstrate that something is true or viable; to give proof for; To turn out; to manifest; To turn out to be; To (put to the) test, proof; To experience
  14. (proven) Having been proved; having proved its value or truth
  15. (Proved) A will taken to court by the executor and sworn to by one or more of the witnesses. It is evidence that the testator had died before the date of probate (proving). The witnesses had to appear to verify that they had seen the testator sign the will, not that they knew what the will said. ...
  16. (PROVED) Prospective Randomized Study of Ventricular Failure and the Efficacy of Digoxin
  17. (Proved) A finding by a court that a defendant has committed an offence.
  18. (proved) Describes a cash drawer in which the amounts received according to the audit strip match the cash count.
  19. (proven) an animal, either male or female, who has successfully parented an offspring
  20. (PROVEN) Convincing others of the truth of something by showing the facts. Established beyond doubt.
  21. (Proven (Youth Court)) Where the Youth Court Judge decides that the prosecution has proved that the young person committed the offence they were charged with (Youth Court equivalent of 'found guilty').
  22. (Proven) Like guarantee, saying this minimises the risk for the customer. They presume that the insurance policy you’re selling has been poked in the eyes of all the right rodents without too much ill effect. If your product has been tested by some respected third party, it may be worth saying so.
  23. (Proven) Over 4 million satisfied users worldwide since 1999.
  24. (Proven) hard portion of chicken entrails that is either marinated and grilled, battered and fried or cooked adobo style
  25. (Proven) refers to refers to the level of confidence that one has concerning a genealogical fact. In this case, it suggests that the fact is based on direct primary sources, such as a bible record, that demonstrate to a reasonable person that the fact is true. ...