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prove

v. to present evidence and/or logic that makes a fact seem certain. What a party must do to convince a trier of fact (judge or jury without a judge) as to facts claimed and to win a lawsuit or criminal case. (See: proof)

prove

verb ascertain, ascertain as truth, confirm, corroborate, declarare, demonstrate, establish as truth, establish the genuineness of, essablish the validity of, evince, manifest, ostendere, probare, put to the proof, put to the test, show, show clearly, substantiate, support, uphold, validate, verify
Foreign phrases: In rebus manifestis, errat qui auctoritates legum allegat; quia perspicua vera non sunt probanda.In clear cases, he makes mistakes who cites legal authorities; for obvious truths are not to be proved.
See also: adduce, ascertain, bear, cite, confirm, convince, corroborate, demonstrate, disabuse, document, establish, evince, manifest, persuade, reason, show, state, substantiate, support, sustain, testify, validate, verify
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* Companies using business aircraft should be prepared to prove the expense was reasonable when compared with the cost and scheduling of commercial air travel.
It can measure the gas being purchased and it can be used to prove all the high pressure meters used downstream in the distribution system.
In response the Chinese reporter again questioned her motivation and legitimacy, "You don't want to prove yourself to the fans all over the world that you can win the championship, to prove that you are sitting on the throne as No.
The prosecution had wholly relied on the contention that the assets had been acquired through corruption money, however, it failed to prove the charges against the Sharifs in the trial court.
We will prove majority on the floor of the House tomorrow.
"We All Have Souls and I Think We Can Prove It" looks at what souls might be and how science and common experiences prove that they exist.
"Allegations against the Prime Minister are baseless and will prove to be baseless.
You do not have to say anything but anything you do say etc?" In my case, I am adamant that it was not my car which was photographed but how do I prove otherwise?
Ministers want to limit compensation to only those people who can prove beyond reasonable doubt that they "did not commit" the crime they were convicted of.
If your car was sitting on your drive all day how can you prove it?
But when asked if he had to prove his credentials in England, he replied: "No.
"This is what it takes to prove that one has been telling the truth," rasped Alexander Liwinenko to a friend as he succumbed to Pollonium-210, a radioactive substance doctors could not initially identify because they had never seen it before.