- confirmed as to accuracy or truth by acceptable evidence, action, etc.
Origin of verified
- 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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2. authenticate, validate.
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Examples from the Web for verified
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But this claim has never been verified and who holds him now is unclear.A 26-Year-Old Woman Is ISIS’s Last American Hostage
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In 1999, the painting was verified as a previously unknown work by Heade.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance
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At the time, I doubted his identity, but later I verified his name and photo online.Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison
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The miraculous, which could not be verified, must be a food necessary to human despair.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
This curious discovery of Professor Blake has been verified by myself.
The truth of this is verified to us on the present occasion.
This was exactly what Bismarck wished to ascertain, and his suspicions were verified.Blood and Iron
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How is it to be verified that the pupil has understood the terms and assimilated the facts?Introduction to the Study of History
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- 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
Word Origin and History for verified
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