- 1 (verify, demonstrate) [theory/statement] probar* [Law] [theorem/innocence] probar*, demostrar* [loyalty/courage] demostrar* they couldn't prove that she was lying no pudieron demostrar or probar que mentía to prove one's point demostrar* que uno tiene razón or está en lo cierto can you prove where you were that night? ¿tiene pruebas de dónde estaba usted aquella noche? to prove sb right/wrong demostrar* que algn tiene razón or está en lo cierto/está equivocado to prove sth right/wrong demostrar* que algo es/no es cierto tests proved the drug (to be) effective los experimentos demostraron que el medicamento era eficaz
- to prove oneself he was given three months to prove himself le dieron tres meses para que demostrara su valía the new system has not yet proved itself in battle conditions la eficacia del nuevo sistema en combate está aún por demostrarse he has proved himself to be a great actor ha demostrado ser un gran actor
- 1 (turn out) resultar his advice proved useless sus consejos resultaron (ser) inútiles it proved to be very difficult resultó ser muy difícil
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The Spanish constitutional court (Tribunal Constitucional) is made up of twelve members. It decides all matters relating to constitutional legislation, including common law, international treaties, and regional statutes. There is no appeal against its decisions, and all other constitutional bodies are subject to its control.