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verify

[ ver-uh-fahy ]

verb (used with object)

, ver·i·fied, ver·i·fy·ing.
  1. to prove the truth of, as by evidence or testimony; confirm; substantiate:

    Events verified his prediction.

  2. to ascertain the truth or correctness of, as by examination, research, or comparison:

    to verify a spelling.

    Synonyms: validate, authenticate

  3. to act as ultimate proof or evidence of; serve to confirm.
  4. Law.
    1. to prove or confirm (an allegation).
    2. to state to be true, especially in legal use, formally or upon oath.


verify

/ ˈvɛrɪˌfaɪ /

verb

  1. to prove to be true; confirm; substantiate
  2. to check or determine the correctness or truth of by investigation, reference, etc
  3. law to add a verification to (a pleading); substantiate or confirm (an oath)


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Derived Forms

  • ˈveriˌfiable, adjective
  • ˈveriˌfier, noun
  • ˈveriˌfiably, adverb
  • ˈveriˌfiableness, noun

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Other Words From

  • 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) preverified preverifying
  • re·veri·fy verb (used with object) reverified reverifying
  • unver·i·fia·bili·ty noun
  • un·veri·fiable adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of verify1

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English verifien, from Middle French verifier, from Medieval Latin vērificāre, from vēri- (combining form of vērus “true”) + -ficāre -fy

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Word History and Origins

Origin of verify1

C14: from Old French verifier, from Medieval Latin vērificāre, from Latin vērus true + facere to make

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Example Sentences

Extraction projects can take a decade while the size and quality of the gas discovery has yet to be independently verified.

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Names may get even longer if Vladimir Voevodsky carries the day and modern math becomes dependent on computer-verified proofs.

However, the problem with making the triggers specific to individual advertisers’ businesses is whether the TV networks would be able to verify whether a trigger has been met.

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The numbers disclosed by TikTok could not be independently verified, and have raised some eyebrows.

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This indicates that the manufacturer’s claims about filtration power and other details have been independently verified.

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Often, she hears tips and shouts to other tents to verify it against what other families have heard.

He often receives inquiries from sellers eager to verify that their items are authentic.

Both verify that the ad ran on Grindr and has not been edited or altered in any way.

This work takes a page from President Ronald Reagan, who liked to repeat the Russian proverb “trust but verify.”

With the departure of all GLS staff from Iraq, there is no one remaining who can verify your time worked on the GLS contract.

The party verify the depressions conscientiously, and click their tongues to express indulgent contempt.

I was positive that I had visited the barber that very day and passed my hand across my chin to verify this.

“Then read for yourself, and verify your words,” interrupted Dunwoodie, holding the note towards her.

Special employés who have acquired an extraordinary ability, verify the signatures on each occasion.

As they heard nothing to verify their fears, they crossed the ridge and moved stealthily out across the plain.

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