Prove
Definition of Prove
v. t.  1.  To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test or standard; to test; as, to prove the strength of gunpowder or of ordnance; to prove the contents of a vessel by a standard measure.   2.  To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence.   3.  To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will.   4.  To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by trial; to experience; to suffer.   5.  (Arith.) To test, evince, ascertain, or verify, as the correctness of any operation or result; thus, in subtraction, if the difference between two numbers, added to the lesser number, makes a sum equal to the greater, the correctness of the subtraction is proved.   6.  (Printing) To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of; as, to prove a page.  v. i.  1.  To make trial; to essay.   2.  To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false.   3.  To succeed; to turn out as expected. 
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