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Definition of "verify" []

  • To prove the truth of by presentation of evidence or testimony; substantiate. (verb-transitive)
  • To determine or test the truth or accuracy of, as by comparison, investigation, or reference: experiments that verified the hypothesis. See Synonyms at confirm. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To affirm formally or under oath. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To append a verification to (a pleading); conclude with a verification. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "verify" in a sentence
  • "First, the word "verify" more accurately reflects the requirements placed on end users of endangered wood."
  • "E-verify is a colossal joke, as an identification and authorization mechanism."
  • "Now its falling back to saving firmen, policemen and teachers jobs and at that the number they quote and can't even verify is 150,000."