# Prove vs. Suggest — What's the Difference?

## Difference Between Prove and Suggest

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#### Prove

To establish the truth or validity of (something) by the presentation of argument or evidence

The novel proves that the essayist can write in more than one genre. The storm proved him to be wrong in his prediction.

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#### Suggest

Put forward for consideration

I suggest that we wait a day or two

‘Maybe you ought to get an expert,’ she suggested

Ruth suggested a holiday

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#### Prove

To demonstrate the reality of (something)

He proved his strength by doing 50 pushups.

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#### Suggest

Cause one to think that (something) exists or is the case

Finds of lead coffins suggested a cemetery north of the river

The temperature wasn't as tropical as the bright sunlight may have suggested

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#### Prove

To show (oneself) to be what is specified or to have a certain characteristic

Proved herself to be a formidable debater.

Proved herself to be worthy of the task.

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#### Suggest

To offer for consideration or action; propose

Suggest things for children to do.

Suggested that we take a walk.

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#### Prove

To establish by the required amount of evidence

Proved his case in court.

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#### Suggest

To express or say indirectly

The police officer seemed to be suggesting that the death was not an accident.

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#### Prove

To establish the authenticity of (a will).

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#### Suggest

To make evident indirectly; intimate or imply

A silence that suggested disapproval.

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#### Prove

To demonstrate the validity of (a hypothesis or proposition).

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#### Suggest

To bring or call to mind by logic or association; evoke

A cloud that suggests a mushroom.

A ringlike symbol suggesting unity.

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#### Prove

To verify (the result of a calculation).

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#### Suggest

To serve as or provide a motive for; prompt or demand

Such a crime suggests apt punishment.

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#### Prove

To subject (a gun, for instance) to a test.

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#### Suggest

(transitive) To imply but stop short of explicitly stating (something).

Are you suggesting that I killed my wife?

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#### Prove

(Printing) To make a sample impression of (type); proof.

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#### Suggest

(transitive) To cause one to suppose (something); to bring to one's mind the idea (of something).

The name "hamburger" suggests that hamburgers originated from Hamburg.

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#### Prove

(Archaic) To find out or learn (something) through experience.

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#### Suggest

(transitive) To explicitly mention (something) as a possibility for consideration, often to recommend it

He suggests that we celebrate with dinner at Bellissimo.

He suggests our celebrating with dinner at Bellissimo.

The guidebook suggests that we visit the local cathedral, which is apparently beautiful.

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#### Prove

To be shown to be such; turn out

A theory that proved impractical in practice.

A schedule that proved to be too demanding.

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#### Suggest

To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt.

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#### Prove

(transitive) To demonstrate that something is true or viable; to give proof for.

I will prove that my method is more effective than yours.

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#### Suggest

To introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause to be thought of, usually by the agency of other objects.

Some ideas . . . are suggested to the mind by all the ways of sensation and reflection.

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#### Prove

(intransitive) To turn out; to manifest.

It proved to be a cold day.

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#### Suggest

To propose with difference or modesty; to hint; to intimate; as, to suggest a difficulty.

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#### Prove

(copulative) To turn out to be.

Have an exit strategy should your calculations prove incorrect.

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#### Suggest

To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt.

Knowing that tender youth is soon suggested.

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#### Prove

(transitive) To put to the test, to make trial of.

They took the experimental car to the proving-grounds.

The exception proves the rule.

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#### Suggest

To inform secretly.

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#### Prove

(transitive) To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify.

To prove a will

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#### Suggest

To make suggestions; to tempt.

And ever weaker grows through acted crime,Or seeming-genial, venial fault,Recurring and suggesting still.

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#### Prove

To experience.

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#### Suggest

Make a proposal, declare a plan for something

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#### Prove

To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of.

To prove a page

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#### Suggest

Imply as a possibility;

The evidence suggests a need for more clarification

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#### Prove

(homeopathy) To determine by experiment which effects a substance causes when ingested.

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#### Suggest

Drop a hint; intimate by a hint

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#### Prove

(baking) The process of dough proofing.

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#### Suggest

Suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine;

Tetracycline is indicated in such cases

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#### Prove

To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test or standard; to test; as, to prove the strength of gunpowder or of ordnance; to prove the contents of a vessel by a standard measure.

Thou hast proved mine heart.

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#### Suggest

Call to mind or evoke

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#### Prove

To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence.

They have inferred much from slender premises, and conjectured when they could not prove.

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#### Prove

To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will.

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#### Prove

To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by trial; to experience; to suffer.

Where she, captived long, great woes did prove.

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#### Prove

To test, evince, ascertain, or verify, as the correctness of any operation or result; thus, in subtraction, if the difference between two numbers, added to the lesser number, makes a sum equal to the greater, the correctness of the subtraction is proved.

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#### Prove

To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of; as, to prove a page.

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#### Prove

To make trial; to essay.

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#### Prove

To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false.

So life a winter's morn may prove.

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#### Prove

To succeed; to turn out as expected.

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#### Prove

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

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#### Prove

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

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#### Prove

Provide evidence for;

The blood test showed that he was the father

Her behavior testified to her incompetence

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#### Prove

Prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

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#### Prove

Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to;

This approach has been tried with good results

Test this recipe

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#### Prove

Increase in volume;

The dough rose slowly in the warm room

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#### Prove

Cause to puff up with a leaven;

Unleavened bread

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#### Prove

Take a trial impression of

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#### Prove

Obtain probate of;

Prove a will

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