Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROVES

This proves to me that some of Shakespeare's sonnets were written in 1597.

She proves to be the sister of the Inca and the wife of Ollantay.

Every recorded instance of it proves its extreme inexpediency.

My whole life, which some day or other I will tell you, proves that.

His tongue is very voluble, which, with canting, proves him a linguist.

True, and that proves something more, these animals are not of American origin.

It proves no human beings have been here before, said Hatteras.

"That proves that she had not found one amongst them that She liked," said Ormond.

If Monsignor Palma proves obstinate his Holiness will never consent.

Every hour that I stay but proves to me how long you will have to endure my company.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.