prove a point

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of prove a point

:to show that one is right about something
  • He's willing to do almost anything to prove a point.

Word by Word Definitions

prove play
  1. : to learn or find out by experience

  2. : to test the truth, validity, or genuineness of

  3. : to test the worth or quality of

point play
  1. : an individual detail : item

  2. : a distinguishing detail

  3. : the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. : to furnish with a point : sharpen

  2. : to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

  3. : to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (something, such as a brick wall) and fill in with new material


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