Examples from the Corpus

prove• His guilt has never been conclusively proven.• Until there is evidence to prove any of these claims, we cannot pass judgement.• To prove her point, Garth cites a book by John Quincy Adams.• I would love to prove him wrong.• And that may in the end prove inadequate for any unforeseeable expenses.• I'm telling the truth, and I can prove it to you.• We're sure Jason took the money, but we can't prove it.• Meadows' career in acting would prove relatively short, however.• He wanted to prove that he was just as clever as his sister.• The managers soon recognized they had to prove that they deserved their subordinates' respect and trust.• Can you prove that you were at home at the time of the attack?• He claims the police destroyed records that could prove the officer's guilt.• Employees must forge their own career paths, seek out promotions and prove their worth every single day.• Don't trust anyone who turns up at your door, unless they can prove who they are.• They both felt that all the preparation had proved worthwhile.• I can only hope I am proved wrong: things have gone too far to turn back the tide.prove his point• He needed some nice girl of Anthony's age to prove his point.• Instances from Maryland proved his point.• One even brought his children out to prove his point.• So far, at least, one could say that Mr Goodman had proved his point.• Gore's determination to prove his point and claim the prize before the electoral college certification on December 12 has been unswerving.• The new federal building going up on West Congress proves his point, he says.• Half an hour after the inspector left, as if to prove his point, the lavatory refused to flush.prove to be something• But the pool table proved to be a bigger bone of contention.• It will certainly prove to be a photogenic spot once things get rolling.• It would prove to be a real test of my resolve.• It was a nice idea and had some basis in reality, however wrong it proved to be in the end.• The organisation may prove to be inflexible and unable to respond to changing circumstances. 4.• That assurance proved to be more valuable than any particular body of knowledge I learned that year.• And in this case, the truth proved to be powerful indeed.• Belbin's description of team roles has proved to be very useful, especially in creating teams for specific purposes.Origin prove (1100-1200) Old French prover, from Latin probare; → PROBE2