prove out


proved out; proved out or proven out; proving out; proves out

intransitive verb

: to turn out to be satisfactory or as expected

Examples of prove out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Executives say the results prove out their thesis, with Solomon noting that Jones and Ledecky struck up a friendship after the Rio games, Manning was excited to tease out Crouser’s football past, and Cooper brought out a side of Biles that hadn’t been seen in other interviews. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 July 2024 Investors continue to prove out their interest in letting robots do the heavy lifting in warehouses—literally. Meghan Hall, Sourcing Journal, 20 June 2024 As Caitlin Clark mania sweeps the nation, the Sun will have a chance to prove out of the gate whether the league’s veteran contenders still have an edge over the flashy class of young superstars making their WNBA debuts this season. Emily Adams, Hartford Courant, 26 Apr. 2024 This collaboration proved out the concept: Rossi produced three other gardening tools on the table in front of Hunt: a five-claw hand rake, a large garden trowel and a trenching tool. Cathie Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 25 May 2024 DeCosta is fond of saying the Ravens can never have too many cornerbacks and that proved out last season with a slew of injuries, including to Humphrey. Brian Wacker, Baltimore Sun, 19 Mar. 2024 Its primary purpose was to prove out technologies necessary for precision landings. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 25 Jan. 2024 Both companies have work to do in proving out the technology to store and transfer these propellants, but both have already been partnering with NASA. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 25 May 2023 That accounting trick has been easier to prove out on paper than in practice. Gregory Barber, WIRED, 7 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prove out was in 1941

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“Prove out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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