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 for prove
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prove
      v 1: 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" [syn: prove, turn out, turn up]
      2: 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" [syn: prove, demonstrate,
         establish, show, shew] [ant: confute, disprove]
      3: provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the
         father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence" [syn:
         testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show]
      4: prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
      5: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use
         to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test
         this recipe" [syn: test, prove, try, try out,
         examine, essay]
      6: increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
         [syn: rise, prove]
      7: cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread" [syn:
         raise, leaven, prove]
      8: take a trial impression of
      9: obtain probate of; "prove a will"

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