prove up

intransitive verb

Definition of prove up

  1. 1 :  to measure up to expectations :  turn out well :  prove out the spots where these prospector dreams proved upAmerican Guide Series: Arizona

  2. 2 :  to bring proof of one's right to something; specifically :  to show that the requirements for receiving a patent for government land have been satisfied

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