**prove ***verb *

__ ADV. __** conclusively, definitively ***All this proves conclusively that she couldn't have known the truth. ***| just ***Their behaviour just proves my point. *

__ VERB + PROVE __** be difficult to, be impossible to | be easy to | be able to | try to ***What are you trying to prove? ***| be determined to | have sth to ***I certainly don't have anything to prove?my record speaks for itself. *

__ PREP. __** to ***He tried to prove his theory to his friends. *

__ PHRASES __** a chance to prove sth, prove sb right/wrong ***I was determined to prove my critics wrong. *