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verify

[ ver-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞v蓻r 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), ver路i路fied, ver路i路fy路ing.
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.
Law.
  1. to prove or confirm (an allegation).
  2. to state to be true, especially in legal use, formally or upon oath.
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Origin of verify

1275鈥1325; Middle English verifien<Middle French verifier<Medieval Latin v膿rific膩re, equivalent to v膿ri-, combining form of v膿rus true + -fic膩re-fy

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British Dictionary definitions for verify

verify
/ (藞v蓻r瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
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)

Derived forms of verify

verifiable, adjectiveverifiableness, nounverifiably, adverbverifier, noun

Word Origin for verify

C14: from Old French verifier, from Medieval Latin v膿rific膩re, from Latin v膿rus true + facere to make
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