Synonyms for proving

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She was thinking of Siegfried and of how he was proving his courage to the world.

Yes, they are proving that all things have kept their promise not to hurt my boy.

They would die gladly for Hilary Grendon now; he was proving himself.

But that only made the matter worse, proving your influence over me.

It had all worked out just as it should, proving where a love of showing-off would get you.

And above all she nursed the idea of proving her own innocence.

Arrangements will be made for your admittance to the proving ground.

He has succeeded in proving experimentally the concept of tensors.

Yes, I said, I ought to be, and you too—there is no difficulty in proving it.

Let me proceed then, in the hope of proving to you my originality.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PROVING

establishing

nounthe act of proving
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