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    Definition:
    Prove - (v. t.) To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test or standard; to test; as, to prove the strength of gunpowder or of ordnance; to prove the contents of a vessel by a standard measure.
    Prove - (v. t.) To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence.
    Prove - (v. t.) To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will.
    Prove - (v. t.) To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by trial; to experience; to suffer.
    Prove - (v. t.) To test, evince, ascertain, or verify, as the correctness of any operation or result; thus, in subtraction, if the difference between two numbers, added to the lesser number, makes a sum equal to the greater, the correctness of the subtraction is proved.
    Prove - (v. t.) To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of; as, to prove a page.
    Prove - (v. i.) To make trial; to essay.
    Prove - (v. i.) To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false.
    Prove - (v. i.) To succeed; to turn out as expected.
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    Approved - (imp. & p. p.) of Approve
    Approve - (v. t.) To show to be real or true; to prove.
    Approve - (v. t.) To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically.
    Approve - (v. t.) To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm; as, to approve the decision of a court-martial.
    Approve - (v. t.) To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of; as, we approve the measured of the administration.
    Approve - (v. t.) To make or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance.
    Approve - (v. t.) To make profit of; to convert to one's own profit; -- said esp. of waste or common land appropriated by the lord of the manor.
    Approvedly - (adv.) So as to secure approbation; in an approved manner.
    Approvement - (n.) Approbation.
    Approvement - (n.) a confession of guilt by a prisoner charged with treason or felony, together with an accusation of his accomplish and a giving evidence against them in order to obtain his own pardon. The term is no longer in use; it corresponded to what is now known as turning king's (or queen's) evidence in England, and state's evidence in the United States.
    Approvement - (n.) Improvement of common lands, by inclosing and converting them to the uses of husbandry for the advantage of the lord of the manor.
    Approver - (n.) One who approves. Formerly, one who made proof or trial.
    Approver - (n.) An informer; an accuser.
    Approver - (n.) One who confesses a crime and accuses another. See 1st Approvement, 2.
    Approver - (v. t.) A bailiff or steward; an agent.
    Counterproved - (imp. & p. p.) of Counterprove
    Counterprove - (v. t.) To take a counter proof of, or a copy in reverse, by taking an impression directly from the face of an original. See Counter proof, under Counter.
    Disapproved - (imp. & p. p.) of Disapprove
    Disapprove - (v. t.) To pass unfavorable judgment upon; to condemn by an act of the judgment; to regard as wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; to censure; as, to disapprove the conduct of others.
    Disapprove - (v. t.) To refuse official approbation to; to disallow; to decline to sanction; as, the sentence of the court-martial was disapproved by the commander in chief.
    Disapprover - (n.) One who disapproves.
    Disimprove - (v. t.) To make worse; -- the opposite of improve.
    Disimprove - (v. i.) To grow worse; to deteriorate.
    Disimprovement - (n.) Reduction from a better to a worse state; as, disimprovement of the earth.
    Disproved - (imp. & p. p.) of Disprove
    Disprove - (v. t.) To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.
    Disprove - (v. t.) To disallow; to disapprove of.
    Disprover - (n.) One who disproves or confutes.
    Improve - (v. t.) To disprove or make void; to refute.
    Improve - (v. t.) To disapprove; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure; as, to improve negligence.
    Improved - (imp. & p. p.) of Improve
    Improve - (v. t.) To make better; to increase the value or good qualities of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve land.
    Improve - (v. t.) To use or employ to good purpose; to make productive; to turn to profitable account; to utilize; as, to improve one's time; to improve his means.
    Improve - (v. t.) To advance or increase by use; to augment or add to; -- said with reference to what is bad.
    Improve - (v. i.) To grow better; to advance or make progress in what is desirable; to make or show improvement; as, to improve in health.
    Improve - (v. i.) To advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse.
    Improve - (v. i.) To increase; to be enhanced; to rise in value; as, the price of cotton improves.
    Improvement - (n.) The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.
    Improvement - (n.) The act of making profitable use or applicaton of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.
    Improvement - (n.) The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old.
    Improvement - (n.) Increase; growth; progress; advance.
    Improvement - (n.) Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.
    Improvement - (n.) A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.
    Improver - (n.) One who, or that which, improves.
    Misimprove - (v. t.) To use for a bad purpose; to abuse; to misuse; as, to misimprove time, talents, advantages, etc.
    Misimprovement - (n.) Ill use or employment; use for a bad purpose.
    Provessel - (a.) Openly declared, avowed, acknowledged, or claimed; as, a professed foe; a professed tyrant; a professed Christian.
    Proved - (imp. & p. p.) of Prove
    Provect - (a.) Carried forward; advanced.
    Provection - (n.) A carrying forward, as of a final letter, to a following word; as, for example, a nickname for an ekename.
    Proveditor - (n.) One employed to procure supplies, as for an army, a steamer, etc.; a purveyor; one who provides for another.
    Provedore - (n.) A proveditor; a purveyor.
    Proven - (p. p. / a.) Proved.
    Proven/al - (a.) Of or pertaining to Provence or its inhabitants.
    Proven/al - (n.) A native or inhabitant of Provence in France.
    Proven/al - (n.) The Provencal language. See Langue d'oc.
    Provence rose - () The cabbage rose (Rosa centifolia).
    Provence rose - () A name of many kinds of roses which are hybrids of Rosa centifolia and R. Gallica.
    Provencial - (a.) Of or pertaining to Provence in France.
    Provend - (n.) See Provand.
    Provender - (n.) Dry food for domestic animals, as hay, straw, corn, oats, or a mixture of ground grain; feed.
    Provender - (n.) Food or provisions.
    Provent - (n.) See Provand.
    Proventricle - (n.) Proventriculus.
    Proventriulus - (n.) The glandular stomach of birds, situated just above the crop.
    Prover - (n.) One who, or that which, proves.
    Proverb - (n.) An old and common saying; a phrase which is often repeated; especially, a sentence which briefly and forcibly expresses some practical truth, or the result of experience and observation; a maxim; a saw; an adage.
    Proverb - (n.) A striking or paradoxical assertion; an obscure saying; an enigma; a parable.
    Proverb - (n.) A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous reference.
    Proverb - (n.) A drama exemplifying a proverb.
    Proverb - (v. t.) To name in, or as, a proverb.
    Proverb - (v. t.) To provide with a proverb.
    Proverb - (v. i.) To write or utter proverbs.
    Proverbial - (a.) Mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb; hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his meanness was proverbial.
    Proverbial - (a.) Of or pertaining to proverbs; resembling a proverb.
    Proverbialism - (n.) A proverbial phrase.
    Proverbialist - (n.) One who makes much use of proverbs in speech or writing; one who composes, collects, or studies proverbs.
    Proverbialize - (v. t. & i.) To turn into a proverb; to speak in proverbs.
    Proverbially - (adv.) In a proverbial manner; by way of proverb; hence, commonly; universally; as, it is proverbially said; the bee is proverbially busy.
    Provexity - (n.) Great advance in age.
    Reproved - (imp. & p. p.) of Reprove
    Reprove - (v. t.) To convince.
    Reprove - (v. t.) To disprove; to refute.
    Reprove - (v. t.) To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure.
    Reprove - (v. t.) To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults.
    Reprover - (n.) One who, or that which, reproves.
    Self-reproved - (a.) Reproved by one's own conscience or one's own sense of guilt.
    Unapproved - (a.) Not approved.
    Unapproved - (a.) Not proved.
    Unimproved - (a.) Not improved; not made better or wiser; not advanced in knowledge, manners, or excellence.
    Unimproved - (a.) Not used; not employed; especially, not used or employed for a valuable purpose; as, unimproved opportunities; unimproved blessings.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Prove - v. (-ving; past part. Proved or proven) 1 (often foll. By that) demonstrate the truth of by evidence or argument. 2 a (usu. Foll. By to + infin.) Be found (it proved to be untrue). B emerge as (will prove the winner). 3 test the accuracy of (a calculation). 4 establish the validity of (a will). 5 (of dough) rise in bread-making. not proven (in scottish law) verdict that there is insufficient evidence to establish guilt or innocence. Prove oneself show one's abilities, courage, etc. provable adj. [latin probo test, approve]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Approve - v. (-ving) 1 confirm; sanction. 2 (often foll. By of) regard with favour. [latin probo test]
    Composure. 3 moral support. —v. (-cing) support, approve. [french: related to *contain] -
    Disapprove - v. (-ving) (usu. Foll. By of) have or express an unfavourable opinion. disapproval n.
    Disprove - v. (-ving) prove false.
    Improve - v. (-ving) 1 a make or become better. B (foll. By on, upon) produce something better than. 2 (as improving adj.) Giving moral benefit (improving literature). improvable adj. Improvement n. [anglo-french emprower from french prou profit]
    Provenance - n. Origin or place of origin; history. [french provenir from latin]
    Provençal - —adj. Of provence. —n. Native or language of provence. [french: related to *province]
    Provender - n. 1 animal fodder. 2 joc. Food. [latin: related to *prebend]
    Proverb - n. Short pithy saying in general use, held to embody a general truth. [latin proverbium from verbum word]
    Proverbial - adj. 1 (esp. Of a characteristic) well known; notorious (his proverbial honesty). 2 of or referred to in a proverb (proverbial ill wind). proverbially adv. [latin: related to *proverb]
    Reprove - v. (-ving) formal rebuke (a person, conduct, etc.). [latin: related to *reprobate]
    Self-improvement - n. Improvement of oneself or one's life etc. By one's own efforts.
    Unproved - adj. (also unproven) not proved.

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