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[ver-uh-fahyd] /ˈvɛr əˌfaɪd/
confirmed as to accuracy or truth by acceptable evidence, action, etc.
Origin of verified
First recorded in 1585-95; verify + -ed2
Related forms
half-verified, adjective
unverified, adjective
well-verified, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for unverified
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  • This is one of the unverified ideas that commend themselves, one knows not why.

    The Children Alice Meynell
  • Disquieting, but fortunately as yet unverified tidings had arrived.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Till then the supposition must continue only an unverified hypothesis.

    Modern Skepticism C. J. Ellicott
  • The argument is really a bare assertion of an unverified guess.

  • I figured he'd heard some unverified gossip and hoped to spook me into confirming it.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • All materializing theories labour under an enormous weight of unverified postulates.

  • But Darwin's theory of the transformation of species by natural selection is as yet unverified.

    Nineteenth Century Questions James Freeman Clarke
  • With a show of science, they are unscientific, being a mere collection197 of unverified hypotheses.

    Nineteenth Century Questions James Freeman Clarke
British Dictionary definitions for unverified


not having been confirmed, substantiated, or proven to be true
Derived Forms
unverifiable, adjective
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