- 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.
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Examples from the Web for verify
Often, she hears tips and shouts to other tents to verify it against what other families have heard.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
He often receives inquiries from sellers eager to verify that their items are authentic.Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts
November 23, 2014
This work takes a page from President Ronald Reagan, who liked to repeat the Russian proverb “trust but verify.”It’s Time to Nail the Iran Nuke Deal
Rep. Rush Holt, Kate Gould
October 15, 2014
With the departure of all GLS staff from Iraq, there is no one remaining who can verify your time worked on the GLS contract.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas
Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla
September 28, 2014
As far as I know, however, only Gall managed to find a source to verify this.Pakistan’s New Top Spy Once Suggested Peace With India
September 23, 2014
Pausing only to verify the number, he sprang up the steps and found the bell-button.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Look closely to the spelling of proper names and verify titles.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
There was not a waiter in the house who would not verify that statement on oath.The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
This, about the discovery of America, however, I can not verify with anything from Sanchuniathon.The Book of Khalid
She had calculated correctly that he would not go out to verify her account.Doctor Pascal
- 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)