- 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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Unverifiable reports also stated that Heywood had “locked up” Bo Guagua, the 24-year-old son, at a “residence in England.”China: Gu Kailai Blames Murder Plot on Mental Breakdown
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In either case, we are in the world of the unverifiable; we take a step in the dark.The Breath of Life
That this knowledge should be mixed with much that was erroneous or unverifiable is not surprising.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death
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The second thesis charges me with putting aside "as unverifiable" "everything beyond the bounds of physical science."
Does Mr. Lilly suppose that I put aside "as unverifiable" all the truths of mathematics, of philology, of history?
Let me begin with the first assertion, that I "put aside, as unverifiable, everything which the senses cannot verify."
- 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 unverifiable
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