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.
Origin of verify
1275–1325; Middle English verifienRelated formsver·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, adjectivepre·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
< Middle French verifier
< Medieval Latin vērificāre,
equivalent to vēri-,
combining form of vērus
true + -ficāre -fy
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verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Derived Formsverifiable, adjectiveverifiableness, nounverifiably, adverbverifier, noun
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)
Word Origin for verify
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
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).
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