What does verify mean?

Definitions for verify
ˈvɛr əˌfaɪver·i·fy

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. verify(Verb)

    To substantiate or prove the truth of something

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

  2. verify(Verb)

    To confirm or test the truth or accuracy of something

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

  3. verify(Verb)

    To affirm something formally, under oath

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [F. vrifier, LL. verificare, from L. verus true + -ficare to make. See Very, and -fy.]

  2. Verify(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. vrifier, LL. verificare, from L. verus true + -ficare to make. See Very, and -fy.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. vrifier, LL. verificare, from L. verus true + -ficare to make. See Very, and -fy.]

  4. Verify(verb)

    to maintain; to affirm; to support

    Etymology: [F. vrifier, LL. verificare, from L. verus true + -ficare to make. See Very, and -fy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Verify

    ver′i-fī, v.t. to make out or show to be true: to establish the truth of by evidence: to fulfil: to confirm the truth or authenticity of: (Shak.) to affirm, support, strengthen:—pa.t. and pa.p. ver′ifīed.n. Verifīabil′ity.—adj. Ver′ifīable, that may be verified, proved, or confirmed.—ns. Verificā′tion, a verifying or proving to be true: the state of being verified; Ver′ifīer. [L. verus, true, facĕre, to make.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. verify

    To confirm as fact and true.

    They did verify the statistics to ensure they created fair and just press coverage.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  
  2. verify

    To provide data, information, facts, research or statistics to prove compliance with a specific criteria, guidelines, rules, quality or standard.

    The auditor did verify the level of compliance with the relevant standard and was very impressed.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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How to say verify in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of verify in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of verify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of verify in a Sentence

  1. Winston Churchill:

    I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.'

  2. Harpal Singh:

    No attempt was made to verify whether these dresses, shoes, babies clothes and all had anything to do with the investigations which are ongoing.

  3. Governor Bevin:

    You should not be sent to jail based simply the word, an uncorroborated word, of a single individual especially when it is possible to verify that medically and physically and there were no ability to do so.

  4. Peco Foods Inc.:

    We are fully cooperating with the authorities in their investigation and are navigating a potential disruption of operations, we adhere strongly to all local, state and federal laws including utilizing the government-based E-Verify program which screens new hires through the Social Security Administration as well as the Department of Homeland Security for compliance.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    Any kind of bill coming out of the House, I would look at like Reagan suggested we look at the Russians: Trust but verify.

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Translations for verify

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  • تحققArabic
  • ověřitCzech
  • belegen, beweisen, verifizieren, überprüfenGerman
  • επαληθεύω, το να αποδεικνύεις οτι κάτι είναι αληθέςGreek
  • verificarSpanish
  • vahvistaa, tarkistaa, todentaa, varmistaa, verifioida, vannoaFinnish
  • vérifierFrench
  • verificarGalician
  • וידאHebrew
  • सत्यापितHindi
  • verigarIdo
  • verificareItalian
  • verificareLatin
  • zweryfikowaćPolish
  • verificarPortuguese
  • verificaRomanian
  • подтвержда́ть, прове́рить, удостоверя́ть, дока́зывать, проверя́ть, подтверди́ть, удостове́рить, заверя́ть, доказа́ть, заве́ритьRussian
  • verificirati, ovjerovitiSerbo-Croatian
  • تصدیق کریںUrdu

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