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American English: /pruf/
British English: /pruːf/

Translation of proof in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable and countable (conclusive evidence) where's your proof?
    ¿qué pruebas tienes?
    we have no proof of that
    no tenemos prueba(s) de eso
    you'll need proof of identity
    necesitará un documento de identidad
    necesitará algo que acredite su identidad
    as a proof of
    como prueba de
    by way of proof
    como prueba
    proof of purchase
    comprobante (masculine) or prueba de compra
    Example sentences
    • That's completely absurd and there's no proof to validate that statement.
    • It is too easy to find fault, to point a finger, without any facts or proof.
    • Always check the seller's identity by asking for proof of name and address and be wary of sellers who want to meet you anywhere other than their home.
    1.2 countable (test) [literary] to put something to the proof the proof of the pudding is in the eating
    no se sabe si algo es bueno hasta que se lo pone a prueba
    we shall see, the proof of the pudding is in the eating
    ya se verá a la hora de la verdad
    1.3 countable (Mathematics)
    Example sentences
    • An argument becomes a proof when the mathematical community agrees it is such.
    • Mathematical proofs of conjectures, however, require more than overwhelming numerical evidence.
    • His main work involved applying philosophy to mathematics, the philosophy taking precedence over rigorous mathematical proofs.
  • 2 countable 2.1 (Printing) (before noun) proof copy
    ejemplar (feminine) de prueba
    proof stage
    fase (feminine) de lectura de pruebas
    Example sentences
    • He owned eight paintings and fourteen drawings, nine etchings on Japanese paper, fifty-nine separate proofs and an almost complete set of his prints.
    • Oscar Marshall may also have offered a limited number of hand-signed proofs.
    • Dürer published quite large numbers of his woodcut series in proofs before text on the reverse of the sheet.
    2.2 (Photography)
    Example sentences
    • The trial proofs were rejected, and the finished photographs never made.
    • About 6000 of Robert's negatives and picture proofs are held by the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington.
    • I found your article on the value of so-called artist's proofs extremely interesting.
  • 3 uncountable (alcoholic strength)
    graduación (feminine) alcohólica (nótese que el sistema británico difiere del norteamericano)
    70 proof (American system)
    35% de alcohol or 35° (GL)
    70 degrees proof (British system)
    40% de alcohol or 40° (GL)
    under proof underproof
    Example sentences
    • Your liver processes alcohol out of your system at an average rate of about 1.5 ounces of 80 proof alcohol an hour.
    • Before aging, bourbon's proof must be lowered to no higher than 125 proof using distilled water.
    • This hand-selected whiskey was bottled at 94 proof in elegantly sculpted decanters.


  • (predicative) to be proof against something
    ser a prueba de algo
    the shields are proof against most projectiles
    los escudos son a prueba de la mayoría de los proyectiles
    she was proof against his flattery
    era inmune or no era vulnerable a sus halagos
    Example sentences
    • Inclinations towards freedom, however, are not proof against systematic countermeasures.
    • Maybe it's just as well that we have these idiot-proof tills, because without them the numerically challenged would be all but unemployable and we'd have to support them through a lifetime on the dole.
    • Work has protected wildlife along the route, including measures to keep a colony of protected great crested newts safe, badger tunnels and deer-proof fencing.

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