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.

Examples of prove oneself in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Regardless of the limited results, the young Rockets do seem to compete on the court, and a hunger to prove oneself is certainly better than apathy. Mark Deeks, Forbes, 31 Mar. 2023 Glíma was one of the surest ways to prove oneself and one’s worth to others. Katie Rife, Vulture, 28 Apr. 2022 Indeed, it could be argued that by removing the need to continually prove oneself to be the best, humans may now more enjoy the nature of this supremely aesthetic and intellectual game in its austere splendor for its own sake. Christof Koch, Scientific American, 19 Mar. 2016

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“Prove oneself.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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