- 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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Examples from the Web for verifiability
For accuracy and correctness would both be functions of verifiability.Essays in Experimental Logic
Many difficult problems arise as regards the verifiability of beliefs.The Analysis of Mind
(a) We have been considering, in the above account, the question of the verifiability of physics.
Now verifiability is by no means the same thing as truth; it is, in fact, something far more subjective and psychological.
That such series exist is an empirical fact, which constitutes the verifiability of physics.Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays
- 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 verifiability
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