# Dictionary Definition

disprove v : prove to be false; "The physicist
disproved his colleagues' theories" [syn: confute] [ant: prove]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Pronunciation

- Rhymes with: -uːv

#### Antonyms

- prove verb

#### Translations

to refute

- Czech: vyvrátit
- German: widerlegen

# Extensive Definition

Proof may refer to:

- A rigorous, compelling argument, including:
- Formal proof
- Mathematical proof
- Proof theory, a branch of mathematical logic that represents proofs as formal mathematical objects
- Logical argument
- Evidence (law), tested evidence or a legal proof

- Various kinds of testing or checking
- Proofing (baking technique), the process by which a yeast-leavened dough rises, also called "proving"
- Proofreading
- Artist's proof, a single print taken during the printmaking process
- Proof coinage, a coin made as an example of a particular strike
- Proof test, for a firearm
- Homeopathic proving, testing a substance's effect on the body

- Galley proof, a preliminary version of a publication
- Proof (alcohol), measure of an alcoholic drink's strength

In entertainment:

- Proof (1991 film), an Australian film by Jocelyn Moorhouse
- Proof (play), a play by David Auburn
- Proof (2005 film), a film directed by John Madden, based on the play
- "Proof", a B-side by the band Coldplay, off their single Speed of Sound
- "Proof", a song by Paul Simon from his 1990 album The Rhythm of the Saints
- "Proof", a song by Happy Rhodes from her 1998 album Many Worlds Are Born Tonight
- "Proof", a 2004 song by J-pop group angela
- "Proof", a 2007 song by japanese artist Mell
- Proof (rapper), deceased member of D12
- Proof (comics), a comic series from Image Comics

disprove in Bengali: প্রমাণ

disprove in Czech: Důkaz

disprove in Danish: Bevis

disprove in German: Proof

disprove in Estonian: Proof

disprove in Spanish: Prueba

disprove in Esperanto: Pruvo

disprove in Italian: Prova

disprove in Hungarian: Bizonyítás

disprove in Dutch: Proof

disprove in Norwegian: Bevis

disprove in Portuguese: Prova
(desambiguação)

disprove in Romanian: Dovadă

disprove in Russian: Доказательство

disprove in Simple English: Proof

disprove in Slovak: Dôkaz

disprove in Serbo-Croatian: Dokaz

disprove in Finnish: Todistus

disprove in Thai: พรูฟ

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abjure,
assert the contrary, belie, blow sky-high, blow up,
break, confound, confute, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, cross, deflate, demolish, deny, destroy, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, discredit, disown, dispute, evert, explode, expose, forswear, gainsay, impugn, invalidate, join issue upon,
negate, negative, not accept, not
admit, nullify, oppose, overthrow, overturn, prove the contrary,
puncture, rebut, recant, refuse to admit, refute, renounce, repudiate, retract, revoke, shoot, show up, take back, take
issue with, traverse,
undercut