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they couldn't prove that she was lying—no pudieron demostrar / probar que mentía
to prove one's point—demostrar que uno tiene razón / está en lo cierto
can you prove where you were that night?—¿tiene pruebas de dónde estaba usted aquella noche?
to prove sb right/wrong—demostrar que algn tiene razón / está en lo cierto/está equivocado
to prove sth right/wrong—demostrar que algo es/no es cierto
tests proved the drug (to be) effective—los experimentos demostraron que el medicamento era eficaz
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2.1(test)
(weapon/system)probar
Barrett proved his dead-eye shooting ability as he sunk score after score for his side.
In the face of war and mass slaughter, he has proved it retains the ability to shock us with the sheer frivolity of its efforts in futility.
He even produced a document proving it, though no one else knew of its existence.
Truth is established by proving theory through observation and then having the results confirmed by peers.
Andrew McLoughlin proved his dead-ball abilities with a cross from the right which fell to McTiernan on the near post.
In 1925 he proved the Krull-Schmidt theorem for decomposing abelian groups of operators.
An indictment is far from a conviction but as Martin Kramer points out, this refusal to recognise inconvenient truths is also proving an indictment on their claims of expertise.
The French working class has repeatedly proved its readiness and ability to fight for its democratic and social rights in the past.
He believes he has proven his strength and ability to be an independent voice on the Council.
The Authority said it is very difficult to prove the existence of a cartel and pledged to monitor the situation in the town.
Nonetheless he had proven his leadership ability and his political skill in ending the civil war.
She proves a well known (to mathematicians!) theorem of homological algebra.
The ability to deliver and prove high levels of performance is no longer just a competitive advantage.
There is a theorem proved by Kurt Godel in 1931, which is the Incompleteness Theorem for mathematics.
The scenes are intended to prove the soundness and truth of what has been previously said.
How I got in is not something I'm willing to disclose, but I have the documentary evidence to prove it.
With highlife, African music had proved its resilience and ability to absorb and synthesise foreign influences.
What no one is yet prepared to do is go on record as saying he has proved the Poincare Conjecture.
But every inductive argument that proves its conclusion presupposes the truth of the law of causation.
Once academic scientific studies were established they rejected and ridiculed anything spiritual or metaphysical if it could not be proven by a mathematical formula.
It emphasised that ‘the courts are not the place to prove new medical truths’.
The person said that telling lies will get us nowhere and we're better off telling the truth and proving it.
Bonnet used Codazzi's formulas to prove the existence theorem in the theory of surfaces.
Illuminating reality without recourse to truth is proving a difficult proposition.
Finally, we are not content with a mere definition of truth; we seek a method of establishing the truth and proving its correctness.
2.2Law
(will)comprobar
(will)verificar
I'm sure he was wondering who could prove it up, and I started thinking I was going to be called as an adverse witness.
The Moores stayed on the homestead long enough to prove it up and get title which would be three years.
reflexive verb
1
to prove oneself
he was given three months to prove himself—le dieron tres meses para que demostrara su valía
the new system has not yet proved itself in battle conditions—la eficacia del nuevo sistema en combate está aún por demostrarse
he has proved himself to be a great actor—ha demostrado ser un gran actor
intransitive verb
1
(turn out)
resultar
his advice proved useless—sus consejos resultaron (ser) inútiles
it proved to be very difficult—resultó ser muy difícil