[ ver-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈvɛr əˌfaɪ /
verb (used with object), ver·i·fied, ver·i·fy·ing.
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.
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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
ver·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, adjective
pre·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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British Dictionary definitions for re-verify
/ (ˈvɛrɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
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 Formsverifiable, adjectiveverifiableness, nounverifiably, adverbverifier, noun
Word Origin for verify
C14: from Old French verifier, from Medieval Latin vērificāre, from Latin vērus true + facere to make
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