verify

[ver-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), verified, verifying.
1.
to prove the truth of, as by evidence or testimony; confirm; substantiate: Events verified his prediction.
2.
to ascertain the truth or correctness of, as by examination, research, or comparison: to verify a spelling.
3.
to act as ultimate proof or evidence of; serve to confirm.
4.
Law.
a.
to prove or confirm (an allegation).
b.
to state to be true, especially in legal use, formally or upon oath.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English verifien < Middle French verifier < Medieval Latin vērificāre, equivalent to vēri-, combining form of vērus true + -ficāre -fy

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.
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verify (ˈvɛrɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to prove to be true; confirm; substantiate
2.  to check or determine the correctness or truth of by investigation, reference, etc
3.  law to add a verification to (a pleading); substantiate or confirm (an oath)
 
[C14: from Old French verifier, from Medieval Latin vērificāre, from Latin vērus true + facere to make]
 
'verifiable
 
adj
 
'verifiableness
 
n
 
'verifiably
 
adv
 
'verifier
 
n

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verify
early 14c., from O.Fr. verifier, from M.L. verificare "make true," from L. verus "true" (see very) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious).
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Example sentences
Verifying the note's authenticity needn't give you any more information than is
  contained on the note itself.
They have few means of verifying what is offered by the traveler, who as a
  consequence is a kind of trustee of his truth.
The problem for newspapers is that verifying the truth isn't their comparative
  advantage.
Using the same data obtained, he wrote two papers, one verifying that the
  mainstream theory is verified.
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