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prove

Synonyms of prove in English:

verb

  • 1 even this argument would not prove that everyone benefits from the reform
    demonstrate, show, show beyond doubt, show to be true, manifest, produce/submit proof, produce/submit evidence, establish evidence, evince;
    [Antonyms] disprove
  • 2 the rumour proved to be correct
    turn out, be found, happen
  • Phrases

    prove oneself

    1
    demonstrate one's abilities/qualities/courage, show one's (true) mettle, show what one is made of

    prove someone wrong

    2
    if you can prove me wrong let me know and I'll update the review
    informal shoot full of holes, shoot down (in flames), blow sky-high
    rare controvert, negative

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    Word of the day orthoepy
    Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
    noun
    the correct or accepted pronunciation of words