prove (v.) Old form(s): Prooue , Proouing , proue, proueth
demonstrate, establish, show to be true
3H6 III.iii.180[Queen to Lewis, of Edward's marriage] This proveth Edward's love and Warwick's honesty!
Per IV.vi.188[Marina to Boult, of her ability to teach] Prove that I cannot, take me home again
Sonn.117.13[]I did strive to prove / The constancy and virtue of your love [also: sense 1]
Sonn.153.7[] a seething bath, which yet men prove / Against strange maladies a sovereign cure
Sonn.2.12[]this fair child of mine ... / Proving his beauty by succession thine
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