ver·​i·​fi·​able | \ ˌver-ə-ˈfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce verifiable (audio) \

Definition of verifiable

: capable of being verified

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Other Words from verifiable

verifiability \ ˌver-​ə-​ˌfī-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce verifiability (audio) \ noun
verifiableness noun

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we're not sure whether that's a verifiable hypothesis you need a verifiable letter from your doctor to file a claim for short-term disability

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With its rhetoric Saturday, the regime tried to drive that home, objecting to Pompeo’s demand that denuclearization be complete and verifiable — even though that has been the administration’s ostensible objective all along. NBC News, "North Korea shatters Trump's boastful assurances of an easy path to denuclearization," 7 July 2018 Moon has insisted Kim can be persuaded to abandon his nuclear facilities, materials and bombs in a verifiable and irreversible way in exchange for credible security and economic guarantees. The Seattle Times, "Trump says US team in NKorea planning summit with Kim," 27 May 2018 Periodically, scholars undertake to solve what is known as the Socratic problem, shorthand for the attempt to disentangle an accurate, verifiable narrative of the life of the historical Socrates from the available sources. Jamie James, WSJ, "‘Socrates in Love’ Review: A Vigorous, Brilliant Young Man," 17 May 2019 The Trump administration accused Russia of violating the treaty and in December issued a 60-day ultimatum for Moscow to come into full and verifiable compliance with the INF treaty. Michael R. Gordon, WSJ, "The History of a Cold War Missile Treaty," 1 Feb. 2019 Trump’s goal is for North Korea to get rid of its nuclear weapons in a permanent and verifiable way. Ken Thomas,, "US will need to give North Korea security assurances, Pompeo says," 13 May 2018 This would be something of a reversal of a normal denuclearization process in which inspections of nuclear facilities and sites come before a verifiable dismantling of nuclear assets. Washington Post, "Doubts on North Korean denuclearization shadow Pompeo visit," 2 July 2018 Trump wants the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. David Tweed,, "Trump, Kim Voice Optimism Over Path to Peace as Summit Opens," 12 June 2018 The president wants the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of his nuclear weapons program. Fortune, "Trump and Kim Arrive in Singapore Ahead of Historic Summit," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of verifiable

1593, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verifiable

verify + -able

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