## "proved" in the verb sense

### 1. prove, turn out, turn up

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"

### 2. prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew

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"

### 3. testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show

provide evidence for

"The blood test showed that he was the father"

"Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

### 4. prove

prove formally demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

### 5. test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay

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

"This approach has been tried with good results"

"Test this recipe"

### 6. rise, prove

increase in volume

"the dough rose slowly in the warm room"

### 7. raise, leaven, prove

cause to puff up with a leaven

"unleavened bread"

### 8. prove

take a trial impression of

### 9. prove

obtain probate of

"prove a will"

## "proved" in the adjective sense

### 1. proved, proven

established beyond doubt

"a proven liar"

"a Soviet leader of proven shrewdness"

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