"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"
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
take a trial impression of
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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