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English definition of “prove”

prove

verb [T]     /pruːv/ (past tense proved, past participle mainly US proven)
B1 to show that something is true : They knew who had stolen the money , but they couldn't prove it. [+ (that)] Can you prove that you weren't there? He's desperately trying to prove his innocence . → Opposite disproveProving and disproving
prove (to be) sth B2 to show a particular quality after a period of time : The new treatment has proved to be very effective .Showing and demonstrating
prove yourself 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 from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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