- the act of verifying.
- the state of being verified.
- evidence that establishes or confirms the accuracy or truth of something: We could find no verification for his fantastic claims.
- a formal assertion of the truth of something, as by oath or affidavit.
- the process of research, examination, etc., required to prove or establish authenticity or validity.
- Law. a short confirmatory affidavit at the end of a pleading or petition.
Origin of verification
Related Words for verificationauthentication, evidence, facts, information, substantiation, affidavit, attestation, averment, certification, confirmation, credentials, deposition, endorsement, record, scoop, seal, signature, stamp, testament, testimony
Examples from the Web for verification
Contemporary Examples of verification
So too with Iran: The nuclear deal is grounded in verification, which is essential for its success.It’s Time to Nail the Iran Nuke Deal
Rep. Rush Holt, Kate Gould
October 15, 2014
“Verification is an awful idea,” says 21-year-old student and social media-ite Emi Suzuki.Tinder’s Celebrity VIP Club
March 17, 2014
Winner is subject to verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the sweepstakes.Polo in the Park Sweepstakes Official Rules
May 23, 2013
The slightest effort at verification of the story would have found what our little Daily Beast group found.A Very Different Media Scandal (UPDATED)
August 15, 2012
At the request of a constituent, I asked the state of Hawaii for a verification in lieu of certified copy.Arizona Birther Renaissance Sparked By Sheriff Arpaio, Secretary of State Bennett
Terry Greene Sterling
May 24, 2012
Historical Examples of verification
That particular afternoon there were few people at the Verification Office.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
At first merely a verification of the history of the case as I have it.
She gave him, through that veil of silvery beams, a long look of verification.Sacrifice
Stephen French Whitman
Verification is the Ariadne-thread by which the real issues may be found.The Superstitions of Witchcraft
I wasn't going to give him any verification of that suspicion if I could help it.A Spaceship Named McGuire
Gordon Randall Garrett
- establishment of the correctness of a theory, fact, etc
- evidence that provides proof of an assertion, theory, etc
- (formerly) a short affidavit at the end of a pleading stating the pleader's readiness to prove his assertions
- confirmatory evidence
1520s, from Old French verificacion or directly from Medieval Latin *verificationem (nominative verificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of verificare (see verify). Middle English had verifiaunce (c.1400).