Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties Division (I) Formation of Ideas
Section IV. Reasoning Processes
NOUN: DEMONSTRATION, proof, irrefragability; conclusiveness &c. adj.; apodeixis or apodixis, probation, comprobation [ obs.].
logic of facts ( evidence) [See Evidence]; experimentum crucis [ L.] ( test) [See Experiment]; argument [See Reasoning]; rigorous -, absolute- establishment.
VERB: DEMONSTRATE, prove, establish, make good; show, evince ( be evidence of) [See Evidence]; verify [See Evidence]; settle the question, reduce to demonstration, set the question at rest.
make out, - a case; prove ones point, have the best of the argument; draw a conclusion ( judge) [See Judgment].
FOLLOW, - of course; stand to reason; hold good, hold water [ colloq.].
ADJECTIVE: DEMONSTRATING &c. v., demonstrative, demonstrable; probative, unanswerable, conclusive, convincing; apodeictic or apodictic, apodeictical or apodictical; irresistible, irrefutable, irrefragable, undeniable.
CATEGORICAL, decisive, crucial.
DEMONSTRATED &c. v.; proven; unconfuted, unanswered, unrefuted; evident [See Certainty]. DEDUCIBLE, consequential, consectary [ obs.], inferential, following.
ADVERB: OF COURSE, in consequence, consequently, as a matter of course.
QUOTATIONS: Probatum est.
There is nothing more to be said, Q.E.D., it must follow.
Exitus acta probat.
For now the field is not far off Where we must give the world a proof Of deeds, not words.Butler
A thing that nobody believes cannot be proved too often.Shaw