Definition of verify in English:

verify

Syllabification: ver·i·fy
Pronunciation: /ˈverəˌfī
 
/

verb (verifies, verifying, verified)

[with object]
  • 1Make sure or demonstrate that (something) is true, accurate, or justified: his conclusions have been verified by later experiments [with clause]: “Can you verify that the guns are licensed?”
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    • The results were also verified by Northern blot analysis.
    • However, there was no way to independently verify the identity of the men killed and arrested on Saturday night.
    • Absence of the wild-type gene was also verified by PCR at this point.
    Synonyms
    substantiate, confirm, prove, corroborate, back up, bear out, justify, support, uphold, attest to, testify to, validate, authenticate, endorse, certify
  • 1.1 Law Swear to or support (a statement) by affidavit.
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    • There was filed as Exhibit 10 the application verified by statutory declaration.
    • No one went through the statements from Ms Cosgrove in an attempt to verify her allegations.
    • This week, the US Supreme Court upheld an appeal court ruling that verified the original District Court verdict.

Derivatives

verifiable

Pronunciation: /ˈverəˌfīəbəl, ˌverəˈfī-/
adjective
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  • Next time, he should check the real, verifiable record, rather than just spout off the convenient fiction he prefers to believe.
  • There is almost a complete absence of verifiable evidence or reasonable argument to support such sweeping claims.
  • He wants to capture scientifically verifiable evidence of spirits.

verifiably

Pronunciation: /ˈverəˌfīəblē, ˌverəˈfī-/
adverb
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  • Free-wheeling, emotionally charged, verifiably un-Baroque, this was not a recreation of Bach but a distillation of his flavor.
  • For the present, let us demand that North Korea completely, verifiably and irreversibly dismantle its military program.
  • This required the IRA to definitively end all paramilitary and criminal activity and to fully and verifiably decommission its weapons.

verifier

noun
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  • Within days they sent two verifiers to observe Ella and we got funding before Christmas.
  • The Australian Electoral Commission has a very clever on-line electoral enrolment verifier.
  • These latter statements were the ultimate verifiers, forming the basis upon which our empirical world was constructed.

Origin

Middle English (as a legal term): from Old French verifier, from medieval Latin verificare, from verus 'true'.

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