What does verify mean?

Definitions for verify
ˈvɛr əˌfaɪver·i·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. verifyverb

    confirm the truth of

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

  2. control, verifyverb

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

    "Are you controlling for the temperature?"

  3. verifyverb

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

  4. affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swearverb

    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

    "Before God I swear I am innocent"


  1. verifyverb

    To substantiate or prove the truth of something

  2. verifyverb

    To confirm or test the truth or accuracy of something

  3. verifyverb

    To affirm something formally, under oath

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



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Webster Dictionary

  1. Verifyverb

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

  2. Verifyverb

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

  3. Verifyverb

    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. Verifyverb

    to maintain; to affirm; to support

  5. 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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  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. Michele Zasa:

    The situation that concerns the (lung) contusion is the most delicate, the next two or three days will be important to verify the stability of his breathing and to assess the situation according to pulmonary therapies in place.

  2. Dee Fales:

    They asked to verify who I was calling about, and I told them ‘By the way, this is me!' and the only response I got on the phone was, ‘Oh boy.’ So now they are processing me to put me back as alive in the VA system.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    If there's no deal, then we walk away, if we cannot verify that they are not going to obtain a nuclear weapon, that there's a breakout period so that even if they cheated we would be able to have enough time to take action, if we don't have that kind of deal, then we're not going to take it.

  4. The FNE:

    In our investigation, the FNE will seek to verify, or dismiss, whether anti-competitive risks in Chile ... are plausible, and of a magnitude that makes them relevant.

  5. Janine Anthony:

    This is my job, always trying to ensure that we verify details, so nobody, none of us in the group, will be accused of peddling false information.

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  • تحققArabic
  • ověřitCzech
  • überprüfen, belegen, verifizieren, beweisenGerman
  • το να αποδεικνύεις οτι κάτι είναι αληθές, επαληθεύωGreek
  • verificarSpanish
  • varmistaa, todentaa, tarkistaa, verifioida, vannoa, vahvistaaFinnish
  • vérifierFrench
  • verificarGalician
  • וידאHebrew
  • सत्यापितHindi
  • verigarIdo
  • verificareItalian
  • verificareLatin
  • zweryfikowaćPolish
  • verificarPortuguese
  • verificaRomanian
  • заве́рить, подтвержда́ть, доказа́ть, заверя́ть, удостове́рить, подтверди́ть, проверя́ть, дока́зывать, удостоверя́ть, прове́ритьRussian
  • ovjeroviti, verificiratiSerbo-Croatian
  • تصدیق کریںUrdu

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    not established or confirmed
    • A. incumbent
    • B. ambidextrous
    • C. unsealed
    • D. defiant

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