- 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.
verify definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English verifien ; from Middle French verifier ; from Midieval Latin verificare, to make true ; from Classical Latin verus, true (see very) plush -ficare, -fy
- verifier noun
verify definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb ver·i·fied, ver·i·fy·ing, ver·i·fies
- To prove the truth of by presentation of evidence or testimony; substantiate.
- To determine or test the truth or accuracy of, as by comparison, investigation, or reference: experiments that verified the hypothesis. See Synonyms at confirm.
- Law a. To affirm formally or under oath.b. To append a verification to (a pleading); conclude with a verification.
Origin: Middle English verifien, from Old French verifier, from Medieval Latin vērificāre : Latin vērus, true; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficāre, -fy.
- verˈi·fiˌer noun
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