prove
prove /'prüv/ vt proved, proved, or, prov·en, /'prü-vən/, prov·ing
1: to test the truth, validity, or genuineness of
prove a will at probate
2 a: to establish the existence, truth, or validity of
the charges were never proved in court
b: to provide sufficient proof of or that
proved the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt
prov·able /'prü-və-bəl/ adj
prov·able·ness n
prov·ably /'prü-və-blē/ adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

prove
I verb ascertain, ascertain as truth, authenticate, confirm, corroborate, declarare, demonstrate, establish, establish as truth, establish the genuineness of, establish 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 auctorltates 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.
II index ascertain, bear (adduce), cite (state), confirm, convince, corroborate, demonstrate (establish), disabuse, document, establish (show), evince, manifest, reason (persuade), substantiate, support (corroborate), sustain (confirm), testify, validate, verify (confirm)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


prove
v.
To establish the truth of something by using evidence and arguments. See also proof

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


prove
In a legal proceeding, to present evidence or logic that makes a fact seem certain.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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