proof [proof] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||affidavit, argument, attestation, averment, case, certification, chapter and verse, clincher, clue, confirmation, corroboration, credentials, criterion, cue*, data, demonstration, deposition, documents, establishment, exhibit, facts, goods*, grabber, grounds, information, lowdown, nitty-gritty, paper trail, picture, reason, reasons, record, scoop*, score*, skinny*, smoking gun, straight stuff, substantiation, testament, testimony, trace, validation, verification, warrant, wherefore, why*, whyfor, witness|
|Notes:||evidence (from Latin e- 'out' + videre 'to see') is information that helps form a conclusion; proof is factual information that verifies a conclusion|
|Part of Speech:||noun|
apodictic, apodictical, categorical, consectary, consequential, crucial, decisive, deducible, demonstrable, demonstrated, demonstrating, demonstrative, endeictic, evident, following, inferential, irrefragable, irresistible, probative, proved, receptary, unanswerable, unanswered, unconfuted, unrefuted
|Category:||1. Natural Means|
trace, vestige, relic, remains; scar, cicatrix; footstep, footmark, footprint; pug; track mark, wake, trail, scent, piste., monument, hatchment, slab, tablet, trophy, achievement; obelisk, pillar, column, monolith; memorial; memento (memory); testimonial, medal; commemoration (celebration)., record, note, minute; register, registry; roll (list); cartulary, diptych, Domesday book; catalogue raisonne; entry, memorandum, indorsement, inscription, copy, duplicate, docket; notch (mark); muniment, deed (security); document; deposition, proces verbal; affidavit; certificate (evidence)., notebook, memorandumbook, pocketbook, commonplace book; portfolio; pigeonholes, excerpta, adversaria, jottings, dottings., gazette, gazetteer; newspaper, daily, magazine; almanac, almanack; calendar, ephemeris, diary, log, journal, daybook, ledger; cashbook, petty cashbook., archive, scroll, state paper, return, blue book; statistics; compte rendu; Acts of, Transactions of, Proceedings of; Hansard's Debates; chronicle,annals, legend; history, biography; Congressional Records., registration; registry; enrollment, inrollment; tabulation; entry, booking; signature (identification); recorder; journalism.
record; put on record, place on record; chronicle, calendar, hand down to posterity; keep up the memory (remember); commemorate (celebrate); report (inform); commit to writing, reduce to writing; put in writing, set down in writing, writing in black and white; put down, jot down, take down, write down, note down, set down; note, minute, put on paper; take note, make a note, take minutes, take memorandum; make a return., mark (indicate); sign (attest)., enter, book; post, post up, insert, make an entry of; mark off, tick off; register, enroll, inscroll; file (store).
exegi monumentum aere perennium [Horace]; "read their history in a nation's eyes" [Gray] ; "records that defy the tooth of time" [Young].
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