- 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.
- to prove or confirm (an allegation).
- to state to be true, especially in legal use, formally or upon oath.
Origin of verify
1275–1325; Middle English verifien < Middle French verifier < Medieval Latin vērificāre, equivalent to vēri-, combining form of vērus true + -ficāre -fy
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2. authenticate, validate.
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Genetic testing is a useful tool for verifying a biological relationship.Pope Thanks Freed Sudanese Christian For Her Faith
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And, she commented, “Genetic testing is a useful tool for verifying a biological relationship.”Obama Adds Insult to Injury for Sharia-Condemned Young Mother in Sudan
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What matters is verifying them and protecting sources and innocent bystanders.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists
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After this incident, he developed a time-intensive method of verifying every fact he wanted to document.Green Snot and Deadly Snakes: Napoleon Chagnon’s Anthropological Battles
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What is the use of verifying them so far as believers are concerned?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
For the verifying of which Conclusion, I promise to aunswere to the 74.
He not only revived an old hypothesis, but he saw the necessity of verifying it by facts.Evolution in Modern Thought
"There is one unanswerable means of verifying it," said Malicorne.Louise de la Valliere
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Jimmy spent an endless time in verifying and testing everything.The Bill-Toppers
- 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)
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 verifying
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