- 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 verifiable
The mutual, verifiable elimination of nuclear weapons has long been popular among the publics in many nations.Will Obama End the Nuclear Era?
April 12, 2010
We strongly support the early commencement of negotiations on a verifiable Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty.How to End the Nuclear Threat
The Daily Beast
June 10, 2009
That is, it has enabled him to discover a verifiable and verified formula.Social Rights And Duties
Unless these are verifiable I leave them to the care of others, and pass on.Richard Wagner
John F. Runciman
Given a verifiable hypothesis, however, what constitutes proof or disproof?Logic
Physical science is at home only in the experimental, the verifiable.The Breath of Life
And I can truthfully say that, from a religious point of view, their verifiable report is always interesting.What and Where is God?
Richard La Rue Swain
- 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 verifiable
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