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[ver-uh-fahy]
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verb (used with object), ver·i·fied, ver·i·fy·ing.
  1. to prove the truth of, as by evidence or testimony; confirm; substantiate: Events verified his prediction.
  2. to ascertain the truth or correctness of, as by examination, research, or comparison: to verify a spelling.
  3. to act as ultimate proof or evidence of; serve to confirm.
  4. Law.
    1. to prove or confirm (an allegation).
    2. to state to be true, especially in legal use, formally or upon oath.
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Origin of verify

1275–1325; Middle English verifien < Middle French verifier < Medieval Latin vērificāre, equivalent to vēri-, combining form of vērus true + -ficāre -fy
Related formsver·i·fi·a·bil·i·ty, ver·i·fi·a·ble·ness, nounver·i·fi·a·ble, adjectivever·i·fi·er, nounnon·ver·i·fi·a·ble, adjectivepre·ver·i·fy, verb (used with object), pre·ver·i·fied, pre·ver·i·fy·ing.re·ver·i·fy, verb (used with object), re·ver·i·fied, re·ver·i·fy·ing.un·ver·i·fi·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·ver·i·fi·able, adjective

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2. authenticate, validate.
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  • That is, it has enabled him to discover a verifiable and verified formula.

  • Unless these are verifiable I leave them to the care of others, and pass on.

    Richard Wagner

    John F. Runciman

  • Given a verifiable hypothesis, however, what constitutes proof or disproof?

    Logic

    Carveth Read

  • Physical science is at home only in the experimental, the verifiable.

    The Breath of Life

    John Burroughs

  • And I can truthfully say that, from a religious point of view, their verifiable report is always interesting.

    What and Where is God?

    Richard La Rue Swain


British Dictionary definitions for verifiable

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verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
  1. to prove to be true; confirm; substantiate
  2. to check or determine the correctness or truth of by investigation, reference, etc
  3. law to add a verification to (a pleading); substantiate or confirm (an oath)
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Derived Formsverifiable, adjectiveverifiableness, nounverifiably, adverbverifier, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Old French verifier, from Medieval Latin vērificāre, from Latin vērus true + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for verifiable

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v.

early 14c., from Old French verifier, from Medieval Latin verificare "make true," from Latin verus "true" (see very) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious).

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