What does verify mean?

Definitions for verifyˈvɛr əˌfaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word verify.

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"


  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

  5. Origin: [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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Barry Golden:

    He's all over YouTube so we can pretty much verify he is there.

  2. Laurent Fabius:

    We must be able to verify the sites, we don't yet have certainty on this.

  3. Martin Routh:

    You will find it a very good practice always to verify your references sir.

  4. Ronald Reagan:

    Ronald Reagan said to trust and verify, and that’s what we’re going to do.

  5. Labor Secretary Tom Perez:

    The best interest contract is...our Ronald Reagan provision in the rule, we want to trust and verify.

Images & Illustrations of verify

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Translations for verify

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

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