Definitions for verifyˈvɛr əˌfaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver•i•fyˈvɛr əˌfaɪ(v.t.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. to prove the truth of, as by evidence or testimony; confirm.

  2. to ascertain the truth, authenticity, or correctness of, as by examination or research.

  3. to act as ultimate proof or evidence of; serve to confirm.

Origin of verify:

1275–1325; < MF verifier < ML vērificāre=vēri-, comb. form of vērus true +-ficāre -fy


Princeton's WordNet

  1. verify(verb)

    confirm the truth of

    "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim"

  2. control, verify(verb)

    check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

    "Are you controlling for the temperature?"

  3. verify(verb)

    attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)

  4. affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear(verb)

    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

    "Before God I swear I am innocent"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. verify(verb)ˈvɛr əˌfaɪ

    to check in order to prove

    a device that can verify your identity; Please provide verification of your account details.


  1. verify(Verb)

    To substantiate or prove the truth of something

  2. verify(Verb)

    To confirm or test the truth or accuracy of something

  3. verify(Verb)

    To affirm something formally, under oath

  4. Origin: From verifier (French: vérifier), from verificare, present active infinitive of verifico, from verus + facio; see -fy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verify(verb)

    to make into a verb; to use as a verb; to verbalize

  2. Verify(verb)

    to prove to be true or correct; to establish the truth of; to confirm; to substantiate

  3. Verify(verb)

    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

  4. Verify(verb)

    to maintain; to affirm; to support

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. verify

    To ensure that the meaning and phraseology of the transmitted message conveys the exact intention of the originator.

Translations for verify

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to confirm the truth or correctness of (something)

Can you verify her statement?

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