prove out
intransitive verb Date: 1941 to turn out to be satisfactory or as expected

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prove out — (something) to show that something is true. Of the many accusations against her, only two ever proved out. I think there was better safety when there were more controls on the industry, but I don t know if the accident rates will prove that out… …   New idioms dictionary

  • prove out — intransitive verb : to turn out to be as stated, believed, planned, expected, hoped : measure up especially under testing in the face of the sternest handicaps, down east individualism was still proving out Time if … the selected key word does… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prove out — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To prove valid under scrutiny: hold (up), stand up. Informal: wash. Idioms: hold water, pass muster, ring true. See TRUE. II verb See prove …   English dictionary for students

  • prove out — verb To demonstrate the feasibility of. Not that we’re afraid of things new. It’s just, before you put ’em on a system, they’ve gotta be demonstrated and proven and you’ve gotta have a lot of confidence in ’em. And we’re still in the stages where …   Wiktionary

  • prove out something — prove out (something) to show that something is true. Of the many accusations against her, only two ever proved out. I think there was better safety when there were more controls on the industry, but I don t know if the accident rates will prove… …   New idioms dictionary

  • prove — [pro͞ov] vt. proved, proved or proven, proving [ME proven < OFr prover < L probare: see PROBE] 1. to test by experiment, a standard, etc.; subject to a testing process; try out 2. to establish as true; demonstrate to be a fact 3. to… …   English World dictionary

  • prove up — intransitive verb 1. : to measure up to expectations : turn out well : prove out the spots where these prospector dreams proved up American Guide Series: Arizona 2. : to bring proof of one s right to something; specifically : to show that the… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • prove — 1 Prove, try, test, demonstrate are comparable when they mean to establish a given or an implied contention or reach a convincing conclusion by such appropriate means as evidence, argument, or experiment. The same distinctions in implications and …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Prove — Prove, v. i. 1. To make trial; to essay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false. The case proves mortal. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] So life a winter …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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