prove oneself

idiom

Definition of prove oneself

: to show that one is able to do something or to succeed She was eager to prove herself in her new job. She has proven herself (to be) capable of excellent work.

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“Prove oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prove%20oneself. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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