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 for Prove
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prove \Prove\, v. i.
     1. To make trial; to essay.
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     2. To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out
        to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves
        false. "The case proves mortal." --Arbuthnot.
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              So life a winter's morn may prove.    --Keble.
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     3. To succeed; to turn out as expected. [Obs.] "The
        experiment proved not." --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prove \Prove\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proved; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Proving.] [OE. prover, F. prouver, fr. L. probare to try,
     approve, prove, fr. probus good, proper. Cf. Probable,
     Proof, Probe.]
     1. To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test or
        standard; to test; as, to prove the strength of gunpowder
        or of ordnance; to prove the contents of a vessel by a
        standard measure.
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              Thou hast proved mine heart.          --Ps. xvii. 3.
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     2. To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or
        fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence.
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              They have inferred much from slender premises, and
              conjectured when they could not prove. --J. H.
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     3. To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of;
        to verify; as, to prove a will.
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     4. To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by
        trial; to experience; to suffer.
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              Where she, captived long, great woes did prove.
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     5. (Arith.) To test, evince, ascertain, or verify, as the
        correctness of any operation or result; thus, in
        subtraction, if the difference between two numbers, added
        to the lesser number, makes a sum equal to the greater,
        the correctness of the subtraction is proved.
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     6. (Printing) To take a trial impression of; to take a proof
        of; as, to prove a page.
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     Syn: To try; verify; justify; confirm; establish; evince;
          manifest; show; demonstrate.
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