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 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.

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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