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proven 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
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. proved: established beyond doubt; "a proven liar"; "a Soviet leader of proven shrewdness"
  2. (prove) 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"
  3. (prove) 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"
  4. (prove) testify: provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
  5. prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
  6. (prove) 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"
  7. (prove) rise: increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
  8. 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.
  9. 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. ...
  10. (Prove (god)) Porewit (Poreuithus) is the West Slavic deity in Wendish mythology worshipped in the town of Charenza on Rugia.
  11. Having been proved; having proved its value or truth
  12. (prove) 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
  13. (Prove) A question which requires proof is one which demands confirmation or verification. In such discussions you should establish something with certainty by evaluating and citing experimental evidence or by logical reasoning.
  14. (Prove) Allowing a yeasted dough to rise before baking to show or 'prove' that the yeast is still active and hasn't been destroyed during preparation
  15. (Prove) Demonstrate the truth of something by offering irrefutable evidence and/or a logical sequence of statements leading from evidence to conclusion.
  16. (Prove) Support something with evidence – facts, statistics, expert opinion, etc.
  17. (Prove) To let dough or yeast mixture rise before baking.
  18. (Prove) To uncategorically, unconditionally demonstrate beyond all doubt.
  19. (prove (the preamble of a private bill)) The requirement for the committee responsible for studying a private bill to verify the allegations of fact set down in the preamble of the bill. The remainder of the bill is based upon these allegations.
  20. (prove) To test; to make trial of.
  21. To prove a will means the evidentiary process validating that will.
  22. hard portion of chicken entrails that is either marinated and grilled, battered and fried or cooked adobo style
  23. an animal, either male or female, who has successfully parented an offspring
  24. 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').
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