Definitions for: Verify


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Ver"i*fy, v. t. [Verb + -fy.]
To make into a verb; to use as a verb; to verbalize. [R.]
--Earle.


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.

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

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