prove (something) to (one)

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prove (something) to (one)

To show or provide evidence that substantiates or makes one believe a claim. This case is your chance to prove your worth to the firm. I want to prove my theory to the panel.
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prove something to someone

to substantiate a claim about something to someone; to make someone believe or accept a statement about something. What do I have to do to prove my innocence to you? Nothing you say will prove it to me.
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I wanted to prove something to me, show that the period before the tournament in which I - for whatever reason - did not play, it was unjustified.
"I wanted to prove something to me, show that the period before the tournament in which I, for whatever reason, did not play, it was unjustified.
Eagles is furious at claims he is ready to leave Bolton and sign for City, saying: "Cardiff are champions, but it would be nice to prove something to them.
If you're sticking with something just to prove something to others or yourself, but you're not enjoying the rewards, then it's a bit pointless," he added.
"We will see what happens in January - first I want to score some goals, prove something to some people and to myself."
AFTER his energetic seven-minute cameo on Sunday, Andy van der Meyde declared: "I wanted to prove something to David Moyes."
The winger said: "I wanted to prove something to (manager) David Moyes and it was good for myself also.
"I have to prove something to the people of Newcastle.
I think for my own sanity and to prove something to myself, I definitely have to diversify, try new things that are more challenging, that are perhaps scary and that have a good probability that I'll fall flat on my face in the execution," he added.
Kris doesn't need to prove anything in terms of his goalscoring but I see someone who wants to prove something to himself.
The United players will be out to prove something to the world following their annual goings-on at the Christmas party and the Blues may be on the receiving end of their fury.
And if she was trying to prove something to herself then she should get a grip.
He added: "I think for my own sanity and to prove something to myself, I have to try new things."
"He is a very good goalscorer, and he will obviously want to prove something to Wigan, so it will be up to us to make sure he doesn't do that
``If Warrington fans want to prove something to the rest of Super League, that they are better travellers than Saints and Bradford, they will not want to miss this game,'' said Kirchin.