proeven

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From Middle Dutch proven, proeven, from Old French prover (modern French prouver), from Latin probāre, from probus. Cognate with proberen, which is a later borrowing directly from the same Latin source.

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proeven (past singular proefde, past participle geproefd)

  1. (transitive) To taste (something)
  2. (transitive) To test by tasting
  3. (transitive) To experience, get a taste, sample, teaser of
    Daar heb ik de hemel geproefd
    I got a taste of heaven there
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To (provide) prove (for)

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proeven

  1. Plural form of proef
  2. Plural form of proeve