verify

[ 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.
Law.
  1. to prove or confirm (an allegation).
  2. to state to be true, especially in legal use, formally or upon oath.

Nearby words

  1. verifiability principle,
  2. verifiable,
  3. verification,
  4. verification principle,
  5. verified,
  6. verily,
  7. verisimilar,
  8. verisimilitude,
  9. verism,
  10. verismo

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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British Dictionary definitions for verifiable

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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Word Origin and History for verifiable

verify

v.

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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