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"
the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
a sustained effort; "it was a long pull but we made it"
a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
the force used in pulling; "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin"
rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
operate when rowing a boat; "pull the oars"
steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense; "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"