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English definition of “prove”

prove

verb (SHOW)    /pruːv/ (proved, proved or MAINLY US proven)
B2 [T, L] to show a particular result after a period of time : The operation proved a complete success . The dispute over the song rights proved impossible to resolve . [L (+ to be)] The new treatment has proved to be a disaster .Showing and demonstrating prove yourself C2 to show that you are good at something: I wish he'd stop trying to prove himself all the time .Showing and demonstrating
(Definition of prove verb (SHOW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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