from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To demonstrate the truth or accuracy of, as by the presentation of evidence: synonym: confirm.
- transitive verb To attest to the truth of (something) formally or under oath.
- transitive verb To make a formal verification in support of (a pleading).
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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
verifya 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To prove to be true or correct; to establish the truth of; to confirm; to substantiate.
- transitive verb To confirm or establish the authenticity of by examination or competent evidence; to authenticate.
- transitive verb obsolete To maintain; to affirm; to support.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To
substantiateor provethe truthof something
- verb transitive To
confirmor testthe truth or accuracyof something
- verb transitive (law) To
affirmsomething formally, under oath
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb confirm the truth of
- verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
- verb attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)
- verb check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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.
This Supreme Court argument was strictly about the facial challenge to the Public Records Act. "Trust, but verify" is a Reaganism, which is why McKenna and Scalia liked it so much.
Only thing a company will verify is time in position and title.
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.
PS There's something flukey going on with your word verify, at least for me.
I suppose if a driver’s license counts as “papers” you’ll have to carry your papers around, but the implication that you have to carry some expensive document that cannot be replaced and which police must take a great deal of time to verify is not true.
Terri word verify: 'recal' a government order taking all poo cakewrecks off the racks
No earthquake prediction will say things as precise as 2200-2400pm or grade 2-4One simple way to verify is to check the website of the source, i.e., the so called "中国地震局"
Now I have to word verify myself before posting a comment!