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prove

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of prove

  1. 1 to show the existence or truth of by evidence <the prosecutor used DNA evidence to prove the defendant's guilt> Synonyms demonstrate, document, establish, substantiate, validate Related Words back (up), buttress, circumstantiate, corroborate; evidence, evince, record, support, uphold, witness; adduce, attest, authenticate, certify, identify; confirm, sustain, verify, vouch; clinch, nail, settle; confess, depose, testify Near Antonyms challenge, dispute, object; allege, assume, conjecture, guess, presume, surmise, suspect Antonyms disprove, rebut, refute

  2. 2 to come to be <the new automobile engine design proved impractical> Synonyms fall out, pan out, come out, shake out, turn outRelated Words develop, emerge, evolve, germinate, play out, unfold, work out

  3. 3 to gain full recognition or acceptance of <proved herself a great actress on the Broadway stage> Synonyms demonstrate, establish, show, substantiateRelated Words attest, authenticate, bear out, document, evidence, support, sustain, uphold; confirm, corroborate, justify, validate, verifyNear Antonyms confute, discredit, invalidate, rebut, refuteAntonyms disprove





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