What is the
difference between Probe and Prove?
What is the difference between Probe and Prove? :
Probe : (noun)
( 1 ) Thorough and careful investigation of something
There was a probe into the disappearance of government funds.
( 2 ) Tool for examining a place which can not be reached otherwise especially a thin implement with a blunt end used by a doctor for examining a wound
Probe : (verb)
( 1 ) Explore or examine something with or as if with
He probed the swelling anxiously with his fingers.
Search lights probed the right sky.
( 2 ) Investigate or examine something closely
She tried to probe my mind to find out what I was thinking.
The journalist was probing into several financial scandals.
Prove : (verb)
( 1 ) Show that something is true or certain by means of argument or evidence
Prove that he is guilty.
Can you prove it to me?
I shall prove to you that the witness is not speaking the truth.
( 2 ) Turn out to be something
Be seen or found to be something
The old methods proved best after all.
The task proved to be more difficult that we had thought.
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