One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘even this argument would not prove that everyone benefits from the reform’
demonstrate, show, show beyond doubt, show to be true, manifest, produce proof, submit proof, produce evidence, submit evidence, establish evidence, evince
witness to, give substance to, determine, demonstrate the truth of, substantiate, corroborate, verify, ratify, validate, authenticate, attest, certify, document, bear out, confirm
2‘the rumour proved to be correct’
turn out, be found, happen
demonstrate one's abilities, demonstrate one's courage, demonstrate one's qualities, show one's mettle, show one's true mettle, show what one is made of
‘if you can prove me wrong let me know and I'll update the review’
refute, show to be wrong, rebut, confute, give the lie to, demolish, discredit
shoot full of holes, shoot down, shoot down in flames, blow sky-high
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