verify


ver·i·fy

verb \ˈver-ə-ˌfī\

: to prove, show, find out, or state that (something) is true or correct

ver·i·fiedver·i·fy·ing

Full Definition of VERIFY

transitive verb
1
:  to confirm or substantiate in law by oath
2
:  to establish the truth, accuracy, or reality of <verify the claim>
ver·i·fi·er \-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of VERIFY

  1. She verified her flight number.
  2. He verified that the item was in stock.
  3. Can you verify whether I am scheduled to work or not?

Origin of VERIFY

Middle English verifien, from Anglo-French verifier, from Medieval Latin verificare, from Latin verus true
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with VERIFY

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