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[ver-uh-fahyd] /ˈvɛr əˌfaɪd/
confirmed as to accuracy or truth by acceptable evidence, action, etc.
Origin of verified
1585-95; verify + -ed2
Related forms
half-verified, adjective
unverified, adjective
well-verified, adjective


[ver-uh-fahy] /ˈvɛr əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), verified, verifying.
to prove the truth of, as by evidence or testimony; confirm; substantiate:
Events verified his prediction.
to ascertain the truth or correctness of, as by examination, research, or comparison:
to verify a spelling.
to act as ultimate proof or evidence of; serve to confirm.
  1. to prove or confirm (an allegation).
  2. to state to be true, especially in legal use, formally or upon oath.
1275-1325; Middle English verifien < Middle French verifier < Medieval Latin vērificāre, equivalent to vēri-, combining form of vērus true + -ficāre -fy
Related forms
verifiability, verifiableness, noun
verifiable, adjective
verifier, noun
nonverifiable, adjective
preverify, verb (used with object), preverified, preverifying.
reverify, verb (used with object), reverified, reverifying.
unverifiability, noun
unverifiable, adjective
2. authenticate, validate. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Our anticipations last year, as to the ultimate fate of Scinde and its rulers, have been verified almost to the letter.

  • She did not want to voice Iron Skull's suspicions until she had verified them.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • He verified this on mounting the steps and peering into the vestibule through the strip of window at the sides of the outer door.

  • He spent all morning bringing the idea to a head, after he had verified the truth of the item.

    Lease to Doomsday Lee Archer
  • The fact is verified by experience, and the cause of it is not of difficult explanation.

    The Prairie Traveler Randolph Marcy
British Dictionary definitions for verified


verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
to prove to be true; confirm; substantiate
to check or determine the correctness or truth of by investigation, reference, etc
(law) to add a verification to (a pleading); substantiate or confirm (an oath)
Derived Forms
verifiable, adjective
verifiableness, noun
verifiably, adverb
verifier, 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 verified



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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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