Prove vs Taste - What's the difference?

prove | taste |

As a verb prove

is .

As a noun taste is

key, button.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) proven, from (etyl) . More at (l), (l), (l).

Alternative forms

* proove


  • To demonstrate that something is true or viable; to give proof for.
  • {{quote-Fanny Hill, part=3 , Mr. H …, whom no distinctions of that sort seemed to disturb, scarce gave himself or me breathing time from the last encounter, but, as if he had task'd himself to prove that the appearances of his vigour were not signs hung out in vain, in a few minutes he was in a condition for renewing the onset}}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=August 5, author=Nathan Rabin
  • , title= TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “I Love Lisa” (season 4, episode 15; originally aired 02/11/1993) , passage=Valentine’s Day means different things for different people. For Homer, it means forking over a hundred dollars for a dusty box of chocolates at the Kwik-E-Mart after characteristically forgetting the holiday yet again. For Ned, it’s another opportunity to prove his love for his wife. Most germane to the episode, for Lisa, Valentine’s Day means being the only person in her entire class to give Ralph a Valentine after noticing him looking crestfallen and alone at his desk.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Gary Younge)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution , passage=WikiLeaks did not cause these uprisings but it certainly informed them. The dispatches revealed details of corruption and kleptocracy that many Tunisians suspected, but could not prove , and would cite as they took to the streets. They also exposed the blatant discrepancy between the west's professed values and actual foreign policies.}}
  • To turn out; to manifest.
  • (copulative) To turn out to be.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 5, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool , passage=He met Luis Suarez's cross at the far post, only for Chelsea keeper Petr Cech to show brilliant reflexes to deflect his header on to the bar. Carroll turned away to lead Liverpool's insistent protests that the ball had crossed the line but referee Phil Dowd and assistant referee Andrew Garratt waved play on, with even a succession of replays proving inconclusive.}}
  • To put to the test, to make trial of.
  • To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify.
  • to prove a will
  • (archaic) To experience
  • * Spenser
  • Where she, captived long, great woes did prove .
  • (printing, dated, transitive) To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of.
  • to prove a page
    Derived terms
    * disprovability * disprovable, disprovably * disprove * disproved, disproven * exception that proves the rule * provability * provable * provably * prove out * prover * proving ground * unprovability * unprovable * unprovably * unprove * unproved * unproven

    Etymology 2

    Simple past form of proove, conjugated in the Germanic strong declension, on the pattern of choose ? chose.


  • (proove)
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    Alternative forms

    * tast (obsolete)


  • One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals ().
  • A person's implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc. ().
  • :
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  • *:"My tastes ," he said, still smiling, "incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet." And, to tease her and arouse her to combat: "I prefer a farandole to a nocturne; I'd rather have a painting than an etching; Mr. Whistler bores me with his monochromatic mud; I don't like dull colours, dull sounds, dull intellects;."
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when modish taste was just due to go clean out of fashion for the best part of the next hundred years.}}
  • A small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.
  • A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
  • Synonyms

    * smack, smatch


    * relish, savor

    Derived terms

    * champagne taste on a beer budget * acquired taste * tasteless * taste of one's own medicine * tasty * to taste


  • To sample the flavor of something orally.
  • * Bible, John ii. 9
  • when the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine
  • To have a taste; to excite a particular sensation by which flavour is distinguished.
  • The chicken tasted' great, but the milk ' tasted like garlic.
  • To experience.
  • I tasted in her arms the delights of paradise.
    They had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The valiant never taste of death but once.
  • * Bible, Heb. ii. 9
  • He should taste death for every man.
  • * Milton
  • Thou wilt taste / No pleasure, though in pleasure, solitary.
  • To take sparingly.
  • * Dryden
  • Age but tastes of pleasures, youth devours.
  • To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
  • * Bible, 1 Sam. xiv. 29
  • I tasted a little of this honey.
  • (obsolete) To try by the touch; to handle.
  • * Chapman
  • to taste a bow


    * smack, smake


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