Synonyms for proof

Grammar : Noun
Spell : proof
Phonetic Transcription : pruf

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Définition of proof

Origin :
  • early 13c., preove "evidence to establish the fact of (something)," from Anglo-French preove, Old French prueve "proof, test, experience" (13c., Modern French preuve), from Late Latin proba "a proof," a back-formation from Latin probare "to prove" (see prove). "The devocalization of v to f ensued upon the loss of final e; cf. the relation of v and f in believe, belief, relieve, relief, behove, behoof, etc. [OED].
  • Meaning "act of proving" is early 14c. Meaning "act of testing or making trial of anything" is from late 14c., from influence of prove. Meaning "standard of strength of distilled liquor" is from 1705. In photography from 1855. Typographical sense of "trial impression to test type" is from c.1600. Numismatic sense of "coin struck to test a die" is from 1762; now mostly in reference to coins struck from highly polished dies, mainly for collectors.
  • Adjectival sense (proof against) is recorded from 1590s, from the noun in expressions such as proof of (mid-15c.), hence extended senses involving "tested power" in compounds such as fireproof (1630s), waterproof (1725), foolproof (1902), etc. Shakespeare has shame-proof.
  • noun evidence, authentication
  • noun photographic print
Example sentences :
  • But you think otherwise, I will not put you upon labouring the proof, as you call it.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • That he killed a mutineer is proof of his resolute adherence to discipline.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 6, May 7, 1870 » by Various
  • These goods which you sell are not to be seen, nor is there any proof that you hold them.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But Posthumus will not await the proof for which he has asked.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • It is a proof of human weakness, and not of the truth of their art.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • Now, after such a proof of her goodness, could he permit her to suffer so much grief?
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • None of the strongholds are proof against Irish sympathizers, in their vicinity.
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
  • I didn't get the proof that she was not my sister until after I came home.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Yet—to look at him—who, that had not known the proof, could believe him guilty?
  • Extract from : « Main Street » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I'll do your proof for you and you may put all your time on class honors.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter

Antonyms for proof

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