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British English: /pruːv/
American English: /pruv/

Translation of prove in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (show) (gen)
    that que
    (by argument) that que
    (by demonstration) (theorem, opposite theory)
    it remains to be proved
    il reste à prouver
    it all goes to prove that …
    tout cela prouve que …
    to prove beyond doubt
    prouver sans le moindre doute
    events proved him right/wrong
    les événements lui ont donné raison/tort
    to prove a point
    montrer qu'on a raison
  • 3 (Culinary)
    faire lever

intransitive verb

  • 1 (turn out)
    to prove to be difficult/broken
    s'avérer être difficile/cassé
    it proved otherwise
    il en est allé autrement
    if I prove to be mistaken
    s'il arrive que j'aie tort

reflexive verb

  • to prove oneself to prove oneself (to be)
    se révéler
    he proved himself the best/the winner
    il s'est révélé le meilleur/le gagnant

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