prove (to be) useful

idiom

: to be eventually found to be helpful
The data could prove (to be) useful in identifying future problems.

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Recent Examples on the Web This data could prove useful when deciding to readjust your marketing approach to your social media platforms. Pavel Stepanov, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 These particular scenarios could prove useful if an attacker has already gained some level of access inside a network and is looking to take control of connected end-user devices. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 7 Feb. 2024 Still, other essential oils have yet to be tested at all, but nonetheless have properties that researchers expect might prove useful for dementia patients. Gabe Allen, Discover Magazine, 28 Nov. 2023 To further complicate the scenario, Lou Sr. is the target of an FBI investigation that may prove useful to his daughter, whose own dark past is gradually revealed. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Jan. 2024 And since sleep difficulties were a strong predictor of self-harm across the board, sleep training could prove useful. Sarah Simon, Verywell Health, 21 Jan. 2024 What’s more, influence tactics that prove useful in Taiwan could be replicated elsewhere. Joseph Menn, Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2024 This could prove useful if humanity ever finds a potentially hazardous object on a collision course with Earth and needs to redirect it. Ali M. Bramson, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2023 The watch’s under-the-hood specs might prove useful for extended days on set. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 14 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Prove (to be) useful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prove%20%28to%20be%29%20useful. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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