verb (used with object), ver·i·fied, ver·i·fy·ing.

  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.
    1. to prove or confirm (an allegation).
    2. to state to be true, especially in legal use, formally or upon oath.

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

  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)

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).

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