- To verify is to confirm the accuracy or truth of something.
- An example of verify is when you confirm that something you said is true.
- An example of verify is when you do research to make sure that something you were told is, in fact, true.
transitive verbverified, verifying
- to prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate
- to test or check the accuracy or correctness of, as by investigation, comparison with a standard, or reference to the facts
- to add a verification to (a pleading)
- to affirm on oath
Origin of verifyMiddle English verifien ; from Middle French verifier ; from Medieval Latin verificare, to make true ; from Classical Latin verus, true (see very) + -ficare, -fy
transitive verbver·i·fied, ver·i·fy·ing, ver·i·fies
- To demonstrate the truth or accuracy of, as by the presentation of evidence: experiments that verified the hypothesis. See Synonyms at confirm.
- Law a. To attest to the truth of (something) formally or under oath.b. To make a formal verification in support of (a pleading).
Origin of verifyMiddle English verifien, from Old French verifier, from Medieval Latin vērificāre : Latin vērus, true; see wēr&schwa;-o- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficāre, -fy.
(third-person singular simple present verifies, present participle verifying, simple past and past participle verified)
verify - Computer Definition
(1) To prove the correctness of data. See validate.
(2) In software quality assurance, to determine that a system conforms to the intended behavior specified in design documents. Contrast with validate.
(3) In data entry operations, to compare the keystrokes of a second operator with the data entered by the first operator to ensure that the data were entered accurately. See validate.
(4) An internal DOS/Windows command that tests each write operation by reading it back. verify on turn on verify off turn off verify display status