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proof (one)

Asked for official identification, such as a driver's license, to verify that one is above the legal age of majority, usually when trying to purchase alcohol or enter an age-restricted place. I can't believe the waiter proofed me when we were out to dinner—it must be because I shaved my beard. We were all waiting to show our fake IDs to the bouncer, but he didn't proof any of us as we went into the club.
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In this case, keep an eye out for unusual activity, such as customers that call and say they didn't receive merchandise when there is proof someone signed for the delivery.
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He said this was the first time he had allowed texts to be used as proof someone killed themselves.