Verify Definition

verified, verifies, verifying
verified, verifies, verifying
To prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate.
Webster's New World
To test or check the accuracy or correctness of, as by investigation, comparison with a standard, or reference to the facts.
Webster's New World
To add a verification to (a pleading)
Webster's New World
To affirm on oath.
Webster's New World

To substantiate or prove the truth of something.


Origin of Verify

  • 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

  • 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

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