American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To prove the truth of by presentation of evidence or testimony; substantiate.
- v. To determine or test the truth or accuracy of, as by comparison, investigation, or reference: experiments that verified the hypothesis. See Synonyms at confirm.
- v. Law To affirm formally or under oath.
- v. Law To append a verification to (a pleading); conclude with a verification.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To prove to be true; confirm; establish the proof of.
- To give the appearance of truth to.
- To fulfil, as a promise; confirm the truth of, as a prediction.
- To confirm the truthfulness of; prove to have spoken truth.
- To confirm or establish the authenticity of, as a title or power, by examination or competent evidence.
- To ascertain to be correct, or to correct if found erroneous: as, to verify a statement, quotation, reference, account, or reckoning of any kind; to verify the items of a bill, or the total amount.
- To maintain; affirm.
- To second or strengthen by aid; back; support the credit of.
- In law: To make an affidavit regarding (a pleading or petition), and appended to it, that the statements in it are true.
- To support by proof or by argument. = Syn. 1,3, and To authenticate, substantiate, corroborate, attest.
- v. transitive To substantiate or prove the truth of something
- v. transitive To confirm or test the truth or accuracy of something
- v. transitive (law) To affirm something formally, under oath
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To prove to be true or correct; to establish the truth of; to confirm; to substantiate.
- v. To confirm or establish the authenticity of by examination or competent evidence; to authenticate.
- v. obsolete To maintain; to affirm; to support.
- v. confirm the truth of
- v. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
- v. attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)
- v. check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
- From Old French verifier (French: vérifier), from Medieval Latin vērificāre, present active infinitive of vērificō ("make true"), from Latin vērus ("true") + faciō ("do, make"); see -fy. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English verifien, from Old French verifier, from Medieval Latin vērificāre : Latin vērus, true; + Latin -ficāre, -fy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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