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Related to proves: according, scruffy, take for granted, taken for granted, seize the opportunity, reveals
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)
proveverb 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