prove

US: /ˈpɹuv/

UK: /pɹˈuːv/

UK: /pɹˈuːv/

### English Vietnamese dictionary

*prove /prove/*

/'pru:vən/*ngoại động từ, động tính từ quá khứ (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) proven***chứng tỏ, chứng minh****to prove the truth**: chứng tỏ sự thật**to prove one's goodwill**: chứng tỏ thiện chí của mình**to prove oneself to be a valiant man**: chứng tỏ mình là một người dũng cảm

**thử (súng...); (toán học) thử (một bài toán); (ngành in) in thử (một bản khắc...)**

**(từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) thử, thử thách****to prove the courage of somebody**: thử thách lòng can đảm của ai

*nội động từ***tỏ ra, chứng tỏ****what he said proved to be true**: những điều hắn nói tỏ ra là đúng

*the exception proves the rule***những trường hợp ngoại lệ càng làm sáng tỏ thêm quy tắc**

### Advanced English dictionary

especially in

**AmE**)

**Help Note:**In

**BrE**proved is the more common form. Look also at proven.

show sth is true

1 ~ sth (to sb) to use facts, evidence, etc. to show that sth is true:

**[VN]**They hope this new evidence will prove her innocence. + 'I know you're lying.' 'Prove it!' + Just give me a chance and I'll prove it to you. + He felt he needed to prove his point (= show other people that he was right). + Are you just doing this to prove a point? + (spoken) What are you trying to prove? + (spoken) I certainly don't have anything to prove-my record speaks for itself. +

**[V (that)]**This proves (that) I was right. +

**[VN-ADJ]**She was determined to prove everyone wrong. + In this country, you are innocent until proved guilty. +

**[V wh-]**This just proves what I have been saying for some time. +

**[VN that]**Can it be proved that he did commit these offences?

**[also VN-N, VN to inf]**

**Antonym: DISPROVE**

**See also**-

be

2 linking verb if sth proves dangerous, expensive, etc. or if it proves to be dangerous, etc., you discover that it is dangerous, etc. over a period of time

**Synonym: TURN OUT**

**[V-ADJ]**The opposition proved too strong for him. + It was proving extremely difficult to establish the truth. +

**[V-N]**Shares in the industry proved a poor investment. + His lack of experience may prove a problem in a crisis. +

**[V to inf]**The promotion proved to be a turning point in his career. + Their fears proved to be groundless.

yourself

3

**[VN]**~ yourself (to sb) to show other people how good you are at doing sth or that you are capable of doing sth: He constantly feels he has to prove himself to others.

4 ~ yourself sth / to be sth to show other people that you are a particular type of person or that you have a particular quality:

**[VN-ADJ]**He proved himself determined to succeed.

**[also VN-N, VN to inf]**

of bread

5

**[V]**to swell before being baked because of the action of YEAST

**Synonym: RISE**

**Idioms**see EXCEPTION**WORD FAMILY**

prove v. (=/= disprove)

proof n.

proven adj. (=/= unproven)

### Thesaurus dictionary

*v.*

**1**verify, authenticate, confirm, make good, corroborate, demonstrate, show, validate, establish, substantiate, certify, affirm; support, sustain, back (up), uphold:

*Prove that he lied under oath, and we shall have him for perjury. If you cannot prove her guilt, she must be presumed innocent*

**2**try, test, examine, check, analyse, assay:

*Division can easily be proved by multiplication, and vice versa. The proving ground for military vehicles is off limits to the public. Come live with me and be my love, And we shall all the pleasures prove*

**3**turn out, be found, be shown, be established, end up; develop, result:

*The child proved to be his long-lost grandson.*

**4**show, evince, demonstrate:

*He proved his love many times over during their fifty years of marriage.*

### Collocation dictionary

__ ADV. __

**conclusively, definitively**

*All this proves conclusively that she couldn't have known the truth.*

**| just**

*Their behaviour just proves my point.*

__ VERB + PROVE __

**be difficult to, be impossible to | be easy to | be able to | try to**

*What are you trying to prove?*

**| be determined to | have sth to**

*I certainly don't have anything to prove?my record speaks for itself.*

__ PREP. __

**to**

*He tried to prove his theory to his friends.*

__ PHRASES __

**a chance to prove sth, prove sb right/wrong**

*I was determined to prove my critics wrong.*

### Concise English dictionary

proven|proves|proved|provingpruːv

verb

+be shown or be found to be

+establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

+provide evidence for

+prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

+put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

+increase in volume

+cause to puff up with a leaven

+take a trial impression of

+obtain probate of