# Proof vs. Prove

## Difference Between Proof and Prove

#### Proofnoun

(countable) An effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial.

#### Proveverb

(transitive) To demonstrate that something is true or viable; to give proof for.

*I will prove that my method is more effective than yours.*

#### Proofnoun

(uncountable) The degree of evidence which convinces the mind of any truth or fact, and produces belief; a test by facts or arguments which induce, or tend to induce, certainty of the judgment; conclusive evidence; demonstration.

#### Proveverb

(intransitive) To turn out; to manifest.

*It proved to be a cold day.*

#### Proofnoun

The quality or state of having been proved or tried; firmness or hardness which resists impression, or does not yield to force; impenetrability of physical bodies.

#### Proveverb

(copulative) To turn out to be.

*Have an exit strategy should your calculations prove incorrect.*

#### Proofnoun

(obsolete) Experience of something.

#### Proveverb

(transitive) To put to the test, to make trial of.

*They took the experimental car to the proving-grounds.*

*The exception proves the rule.*

#### Proofnoun

Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken.

#### Proveverb

(transitive) To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify.

*to prove a will*

#### Proofnoun

A proof sheet; a trial impression, as from type, taken for correction or examination.

#### Proveverb

To experience

#### Proofnoun

A sequence of statements consisting of axioms, assumptions, statements already demonstrated in another proof, and statements that logically follow from previous statements in the sequence, and which concludes with a statement that is the object of the proof.

#### Proveverb

To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of.

*to prove a page*

#### Proofnoun

A process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Compare prove, transitive verb, 5.

#### Provenoun

(baking) The process of dough proofing.

#### Proofnoun

(obsolete) Armour of excellent or tried quality, and deemed impenetrable; properly, armour of proof.

#### Proveverb

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*

#### Proofnoun

(US) A measure of the alcohol content of liquor. Originally, in Britain, 100 proof was defined as 57.1% by volume (not used anymore). In the US, 100 proof means that the alcohol content is 50% of the total volume of the liquid, and thus, absolute alcohol would be 200 proof.

#### Proveverb

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*

#### Proofadjective

Used in proving or testing.

*a proof load; a proof charge*

#### Proveverb

provide evidence for;

*The blood test showed that he was the father*

*Her behavior testified to her incompetence*

#### Proofadjective

Firm or successful in resisting.

*proof against harm*

*waterproof; bombproof.*

#### Proveverb

prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

#### Proofadjective

(of alcoholic liquors) Being of a certain standard as to alcohol content.

#### Proveverb

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

*This approach has been tried with good results*

*Test this recipe*

#### Proofverb

To proofread.

#### Proveverb

increase in volume;

*the dough rose slowly in the warm room*

#### Proofverb

(transitive) To make resistant, especially to water.

#### Proveverb

cause to puff up with a leaven;

*unleavened bread*

#### Proofverb

To allow yeast-containing dough to rise.

#### Proveverb

take a trial impression of

#### Proofverb

To test the activeness of yeast.

#### Proveverb

obtain probate of;

*prove a will*

#### Proofnoun

any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something;

*if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it*

#### Proofnoun

a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

#### Proofnoun

a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume)

#### Proofnoun

(printing) an impression made to check for errors

#### Proofnoun

a trial photographic print from a negative

#### Proofnoun

the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something

#### Proofverb

make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset

#### Proofverb

knead to reach proper lightness;

*proof dough*

#### Proofverb

read for errors;

*I should proofread my manuscripts*

#### Proofverb

activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk;

*proof yeast*

#### Proofverb

make resistant to water, sound, errors, etc.;

*proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer*

#### Proofadjective

(used in combination or as a suffix) able to withstand;

*temptation-proof*

*childproof locks*