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[ver-uh-fahyd] /ˈvɛr əˌfaɪd/
confirmed as to accuracy or truth by acceptable evidence, action, etc.
Origin of verified
1585-95; verify + -ed2
Related forms
half-verified, adjective
unverified, adjective
well-verified, adjective


[ver-uh-fahy] /ˈvɛr əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), verified, verifying.
to prove the truth of, as by evidence or testimony; confirm; substantiate:
Events verified his prediction.
to ascertain the truth or correctness of, as by examination, research, or comparison:
to verify a spelling.
to act as ultimate proof or evidence of; serve to confirm.
  1. to prove or confirm (an allegation).
  2. to state to be true, especially in legal use, formally or upon oath.
1275-1325; Middle English verifien < Middle French verifier < Medieval Latin vērificāre, equivalent to vēri-, combining form of vērus true + -ficāre -fy
Related forms
verifiability, verifiableness, noun
verifiable, adjective
verifier, noun
nonverifiable, adjective
preverify, verb (used with object), preverified, preverifying.
reverify, verb (used with object), reverified, reverifying.
unverifiability, noun
unverifiable, adjective
2. authenticate, validate. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for verified
  • But experts say that these claims are often murky and not always externally verified.
  • Macroevolution has never ever been empirically observed or verified.
  • As part of this requirement, all processes and data must be independently verified by a third party.
  • It provides direct access to verified and non verified businesses.
  • Baraka said that he would not resign and that the facts in his poem can be verified.
  • Under both systems, absurd questions are asked but the answers are never verified.
  • There is not a single verified measurement of a virtual particle.
  • But federal law said little about how these ballots should later be verified and counted.
  • The ownership would then be verified and the money returned, if the plane is indeed privately held.
  • In their latest work, they verified that the blend of chemicals makes the lab animals feverish as well.
British Dictionary definitions for verified


verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
to prove to be true; confirm; substantiate
to check or determine the correctness or truth of by investigation, reference, etc
(law) to add a verification to (a pleading); substantiate or confirm (an oath)
Derived Forms
verifiable, adjective
verifiableness, noun
verifiably, adverb
verifier, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French verifier, from Medieval Latin vērificāre, from Latin vērus true + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for verified



early 14c., from Old French verifier, from Medieval Latin verificare "make true," from Latin verus "true" (see very) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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