# prove-v; 5 Senses

### Sense Number 1: establish or test the truth of

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] PROVE NP2 (NP3) NP1[agent] PROVE NP3 NP2 NP1[patient] PROVE (NP2)

__Examples:__

Prove it.

The theory was proved by the scientists.

That theory was proved false.

He's so aggressive - it's as if he's always trying to prove something.

I have no idea how to prove this mathematically.

I haven't been proven guilty yet!

They proved him innocent.

That just goes to prove what an idiot I am.

We proved them wrong!

He proved himself a fighter, and we are very proud of him.

He really proved himself an idiot during his first term.

I will prove to myself that I'm still alive.

My predictions proved.

The operation proved a complete success.

The dispute over the song rights proved impossible to resolve.

The new treatment has proved to be a disaster.

He proved to be the worst singer in the world.

__Mappings:__

VerbNet: declare-29.4-1-1,deduce-97.2,indicate-78-1-1

FrameNet: Evidence,Reasoning

PropBank: prove.01

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

### Sense Number 2: show oneself to be competent or worthy

Commentary: Is: PROVE ONESELF Syntax Is: NP1 PROVE ONESELF

__Examples:__

He had a chance to prove himself.

You do have to prove yourself to get ahead.

Prove yourself to me.

__Mappings:__

VerbNet: NM

FrameNet: NM

PropBank: prove.01

WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:

*prove_oneself* 1

### Sense Number 3: establish as authentic (law)

Commentary:

NOTE: Related to legal documents, especially testament or will.

__Examples:__

The will was proved on 29th January.

They might have the will proved.

The will proved.

__Mappings:__

VerbNet: NM

FrameNet: NM

PropBank: NM

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

### Sense Number 4: (cause to) rise, as in baking

Commentary:

NOTE: Usually refers to the process of letting dough rise before being baked.

__Examples:__

Cover again with a cloth and prove the dough for another hour or so.

This pizza dough proved rather quickly.

__Mappings:__

VerbNet: NM

FrameNet: Dough_rising

PropBank: NM

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6, 7

### Sense Number 5: make a test impression (printing arts)

Commentary:

NOTE: Take a test impression of a negative, etching, or type.

__Examples:__

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__Mappings:__

VerbNet: NM

FrameNet: NM

PropBank: NM

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8