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.
- ver·i·fi·a·bil·i·ty, ver·i·fi·a·ble·ness, noun
- ver·i·fi·a·ble, adjective
- ver·i·fi·er, noun
- non·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, noun
- un·ver·i·fi·able, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use verify in a sentence
The New York Times reported that the New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets were the “only teams with verified trade interest.”NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder | Ben Golliver | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Within days of turning himself into agents at the border, he had arrived at the shelter in Phoenix where staff verified his relationship with a maternal aunt in Bensenville who had agreed to receive him.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories | by Melissa Sanchez | November 19, 2020 | ProPublica
The location data affords an opportunity to check the county’s claims with respect to its contact tracing efforts, and to verify its overall confirmed outbreak numbers.County Officials Dig in to Keep COVID-19 Info Private | Sara Libby and Jared Whitlock | November 19, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
More research is needed to verify the findings of this study.
Himmelstrup said he reported the problem to GMB support and was told to verify that the Specsavers location actually existed.Hijacked Google My Business listings appear to be a growing problem | Greg Sterling | November 13, 2020 | Search Engine Land
In the face of such fantasies it is difficult for reporters to remain focused on what little verifiable evidence there is.
If what he said is “easily verifiable,” you had better start verifying.Why Trust What Bernie Madoff Says About JP Morgan Now? | Burt Ross | February 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The mutual, verifiable elimination of nuclear weapons has long been popular among the publics in many nations.
We strongly support the early commencement of negotiations on a verifiable Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty.
As to this it is to be remarked that there is a law of motion serving for this propagation, and verifiable by experiment.Treatise on Light | Christiaan Huygens
Of this process I do not observe that Mr. Hill-Tout gives a single verifiable example.The Secret of the Totem | Andrew Lang
He has not ventured to offer opinion or even statements unsupported by exact and verifiable facts.
They are in touch with experience; and that they are not merely arbitrary conventions is also verifiable.
In a sense somewhat different from that which filled Schliemann's enthusiastic mind, these predictions proved verifiable.
British Dictionary definitions for 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)
- verifiable, adjective
- verifiableness, noun
- verifiably, adverb
- verifier, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012