prove

US/pruːv/

UK/pruːv/

v. 原来是; 证实; 证明

If something **proves to** be true or **to** have a particular quality, it becomes clear after a period of time that it is true or has that quality.

We have been accused of exaggerating before, but unfortunately all our reports proved to be true...

以前一直有人指责我们夸大事实，但遗憾的是，我们所有的报道都证明是真实的。

In the past this process of transition has often proven difficult.

过去这一过渡过程常常很艰难。

If you **prove that** something is true, you show by means of argument or evidence that it is definitely true.

You brought this charge. You prove it!...

你提出了这项控告。你拿出证据来！

The results prove that regulation of the salmon farming industry is inadequate.

结果证明对鲑鱼饲养行业的管理不够完善。

If you **prove yourself to** have a certain good quality, you show by your actions that you have it.

Margaret proved herself to be a good mother...

玛格丽特证明了自己是个好妈妈。

As a composer he proved himself adept at large dramatic forms...

身为作曲家的他证明了自己在创作大型戏剧方面驾轻就熟。

If you **prove** a **point**, you show other people that you know something or can do something, although your action may have no other purpose.

They made a 3,000 mile detour simply to prove a point.

他们绕行3,000英里只是为了证明自己能够做到。

1. be shown or be found to be;

- She proved to be right
- The medicine turned out to save her life
- She turned up HIV positive

2. establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment;

- The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
- The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

3. provide evidence for;

- The blood test showed that he was the father
- Her behavior testified to her incompetence

4. prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

5. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to;

- This approach has been tried with good results
- Test this recipe

6. increase in volume;

- the dough rose slowly in the warm room

7. cause to puff up with a leaven;

- unleavened bread

8. take a trial impression of

9. obtain probate of;

- prove a will

prove, certify, demonstrate, establish, testify

这些动词均含有"证明，证实"之意。

- prove ： 普通用词，指通过某种手段或方式提供证据以证实或证明某事物真实与否，某结论正确与否等情况。
- certify ： 较正式用词，多指有签字盖章的、合符法律程序的书面证明。
- demonstrate ： 指通过推理、辩论、实验或以实例来证明事物的正确与否。常用于理论、学说、定律等的证明上。
- establish ： 指证实事实或理论的真实性与正确性，使其能长期存在或为人们所接受。
- testify ： 较正式用词，既指出庭作证，提供证据，又指为某人或某事的是否真实提供证据或证明。

prove out

成功：结果很好；成功

not proven

(苏格兰律)证据不足

If he be not apt to beat over matters, and to call up one thing to prove and illustrate another, let him study the lawyer's cases.

如果某人不善于详细查看事物, 仅限于用一事物去和另一事物对比、解释的话, 就让他去见识见识律师怎么办案子.

This will prove to the world that we are right.

这将向全世界证明我们是对的.

The burden of proof lay on the plaintiff to prove negligence.

证明对方犯有疏忽罪的举证责任落在原告身上.

Year by year a few of these slang terms prove so useful that they graduate into respectable society.

年复一年,这些俚语中的一些证明是十分有用的,因而逐渐进入了上流社会.

The students are asked to prove the purity of copper.

要求学生们检验铜的纯度.