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"
prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
obtain probate of; "prove a will"
take a trial impression of
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"
fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; the tree determines the border of the property
shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"