try: ✓ try ✗ prove

By | June 25, 2017
First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
Prima, sto cercando di dimonstrare a me stessa di essere una persona. Poi forse mi convincerò di essere un'attrice.
- Marilyn Monroe
✓ I tried to convince him.
✗ I *proved* to convince him.
Ho provato a convincerlo.
Try this bread. It's delicious!
*Prove* this bread. It's delicious!
Assaggia questo pane. E' buonissimo!
✓ You've accused me. Now prove it!
Mi hai accusato. Ora provalo!
If you try to do something (or informally try and do something), you attempt to do it because you want to do it.
If you try something, you taste it, use it or do it to see if you like it or what effects it has.
Some more examples:
✓ I'll try and finish it later.
Provo a finirlo più tardì.
✓ We tried that new Greek restaurant last night. It's really good!
Abbiamo provato quel nuovo ristorante greco ieri sera. E' ottimo!
If you prove that something is true, you demonstrate that it is true with your arguments or evidence.
✓ I can prove that I wasn't involved.
Posso dimostrare che non ero coinvolta.
✓ Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
I ragionamenti degli uomini spesso non dimonstrano altro che i loro desideri.
(Charles Caleb Colton)

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