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Meaning of VERIFY

Pronunciation:  'veru`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim"
  2. [v]  to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
  3. [v]  Law: attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)
  4. [v]  verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments; "Are you controlling for the temperature?"

VERIFY is a 6 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: affirm, assert, aver, avow, control, swan, swear
 See Also: affirm, ascertain, assure, assure, attest, check, check off, claim, confirm, confirm, control, corroborate, declare, ensure, essay, examine, hold, insure, mark, mark off, protest, prove, reassert, see, see to it, substantiate, support, sustain, take, tell, test, tick off, try, try out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ver"i*fy\, v. t. [Verb + -fy.]
    To make into a verb; to use as a verb; to verbalize. [R.]
  2. \Ver"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Verified}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Verifying}.] [F. v['e]rifier, LL. verificare, from L.
    verus true + -ficare to make. See {Very}, and -fy.]
    1. To prove to be true or correct; to establish the truth of;
       to confirm; to substantiate.
             This is verified by a number of examples. --Bacon.
             So shalt thou best fulfill, best verify. The
             prophets old, who sung thy endless reign. --Milton.
    2. To confirm or establish the authenticity of by examination
       or competent evidence; to authenciate; as, to verify a
       written statement; to verify an account, a pleading, or
       the like.
             To verify our title with their lives. --Shak.
    3. To maintain; to affirm; to support. [Obs.] --Shak.