EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROVED
Who could have proved a better protector than Phidias has been?
She did so, and it proved an effectual screen from head to foot.
That he had reason for his distrust was proved by Ben Haley's movements.
It proved to be a sign some twenty feet high and a whole block long.
Now you know how that Monte Cristo carried on after he'd proved up.
They tried it out at home and when it proved a success, they carried it abroad.
On which of his two sets of principles he would manage a wife remained to be proved.
To how many thousands of our countrymen has it proved a benefit?
If he be proved culpable in this most melancholy business, and, alas!
He has proved himself to be the world's champion of human rights.
late 12c., pruven, proven "to try, test; evaluate; demonstrate," from Old French prover, pruver "show; convince; put to the test" (11c., Modern French prouver), from Latin probare "to make good; esteem, represent as good; make credible, show, demonstrate; test, inspect; judge by trial" (source also of Spanish probar, Italian probare), from probus "worthy, good, upright, virtuous," from PIE *pro-bhwo- "being in front," from *pro-, extended form of root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per), + root *bhu- "to be" (cf. Latin fui "I have been," futurus "about to be;" Old English beon "to be;" see be). Related: Proved; proven; proving.