Antonyms of verb prove

1 of 9 senses of prove

Sense 2

prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew -- (establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture")

Antonym of disprove (Sense 1)

=> disprove, confute -- (prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prove

9 senses of prove

Sense 1

prove, turn out, turn up -- (be shown or be found to be; "She proved to be right"; "The medicine turned out to save her life"; "She turned up HIV positive")

=> be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2

prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew -- (establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture")

=> confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm -- (establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant")

Sense 3

testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show -- (provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence")

=> inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Sense 4

prove -- (prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof)

=> prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew -- (establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture")

Sense 5

test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay -- (put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe")

=> evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

Sense 6

rise, prove -- (increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room")

=> grow -- (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast")

Sense 7

raise, leaven, prove -- (cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread")

=> raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")

Sense 8

prove -- (take a trial impression of)

=> print, impress -- (reproduce by printing)

Sense 9

prove -- (obtain probate of; "prove a will")

=> authenticate -- (establish the authenticity of something)