Verify meaning

vĕr'ə-fī'
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.

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To demonstrate the truth or accuracy of, as by the presentation of evidence.

Experiments that verified the hypothesis.

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To test or check the accuracy or correctness of, as by investigation, comparison with a standard, or reference to the facts.
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(1) To prove the correctness of data. See validate.
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To substantiate or prove the truth of something.
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To confirm or test the truth or accuracy of something.
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(law) To affirm something formally, under oath.
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To prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate.
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Origin of verify

  • Middle English verifien from Old French verifier from Medieval Latin vērificāre Latin vērus true wērə-o- in Indo-European roots Latin -ficāre -fy
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French verifier (French: vérifier), from Medieval Latin vÄ“rificāre, present active infinitive of vÄ“rificō (“make true"), from Latin vÄ“rus (“true") + faciō (“do, make"); see -fy.
    From Wiktionary