verify

verb
ver·​i·​fy | \ ˈver-ə-ˌfī How to pronounce verify (audio) \
verified; verifying

Definition of verify

transitive verb

1 : to establish the truth, accuracy, or reality of verify the claim
2 : to confirm or substantiate in law by oath

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Other Words from verify

verifier \ ˈver-​ə-​ˌfī(-​ə)r How to pronounce verifier (audio) \ noun

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confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify, authenticate, validate mean to attest to the truth or validity of something. confirm implies the removing of doubts by an authoritative statement or indisputable fact. confirmed the reports corroborate suggests the strengthening of what is already partly established. witnesses corroborated his story substantiate implies the offering of evidence that sustains the contention. the claims have yet to be substantiated verify implies the establishing of correspondence of actual facts or details with those proposed or guessed at. all statements of fact in the article have been verified authenticate implies establishing genuineness by adducing legal or official documents or expert opinion. handwriting experts authenticated the diaries validate implies establishing validity by authoritative affirmation or by factual proof. validated the hypothesis by experiments

Examples of verify in a Sentence

She verified her flight number. He verified that the item was in stock. Can you verify whether I am scheduled to work or not?
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Recent Examples on the Web They will also be verified for quality standards, including cleanliness, safety and basic amenities. Dee-ann Durbin, chicagotribune.com, "Here are 4 major moves Airbnb is making after report of Chicago scam," 7 Nov. 2019 They will also be verified for quality standards, including cleanliness, safety, and basic amenities. BostonGlobe.com, "Airbnb to verify all 7 million properties to improve trust - The Boston Globe," 7 Nov. 2019 They will also be verified for quality standards, including cleanliness, safety and basic amenities. Washington Post, "Airbnb to verify all 7 million properties to improve trust," 6 Nov. 2019 It's not verified, but there is speculation that the palace may have gone beyond making its perspective about Camilla known, going so far as to steer Charles away from Camilla (potentially through an overseas military assignment). Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Did the Royal Family Break Up Prince Charles & Camilla Parker Bowles?," 4 Nov. 2019 That claim has not been independently verified by NBC News. NBC News, "U.S. troops to withdraw from northern Syria as ISIS supporters escape amid alleged Turkish atrocities," 13 Oct. 2019 The authenticity of the Twitter account has also been verified by CNN Business. Kerry Flynn, CNN, "Sports Illustrated announces layoffs amid company restructuring," 3 Oct. 2019 The signatures collected so far still must be verified by county election offices to officially count. Skyler Swisher, sun-sentinel.com, "Supporters have high hopes for recreational marijuana in Florida as petition drive kicks off," 3 Oct. 2019 In the previous system, anyone with over 100,000 subscribers could be verified. Wired, "Why It Matters That YouTube Changed Its Verification System," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of verify

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for verify

Middle English verifien, borrowed from Anglo-French verifier, borrowed from Medieval Latin vērificāre, from Latin vērus "true" + -ficāre -fy — more at very entry 2

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12 Nov 2019

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The first known use of verify was in the 14th century

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verify

verb
How to pronounce verify (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of verify

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

verify

verb
ver·​i·​fy | \ ˈver-ə-ˌfī How to pronounce verify (audio) \
verified; verifying

Kids Definition of verify

1 : to prove to be true or correct : confirm
2 : to check or test the accuracy of
ver·​i·​fy | \ ˈver-ə-ˌfī How to pronounce verify (audio) \
verified; verifying

Legal Definition of verify

1 : to confirm or substantiate by oath, affidavit, or deposition verify a motion
2 : to establish the truth, accuracy, or reality of

History and Etymology for verify

Anglo-French verifier, from Medieval Latin verificare, from Latin verus true + -ficare to make

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