verify

  • 1 verify — ver·i·fy / ver ə ˌfī/ vt fied, fy·ing [Anglo French verifier, from Medieval Latin verificare, from Latin verus true + ficare to make] 1: to confirm or substantiate by oath, affidavit, or deposition verify a motion 2: to establish the truth,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Verify — Ver i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Verified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Verifying}.] [F. v[ e]rifier, LL. verificare, from L. verus true + ficare to make. See {Very}, and fy.] 1. To prove to be true or correct; to establish the truth of; to confirm; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 verify — UK US /ˈverɪfaɪ/ verb [T] ► to check or prove that something is correct or true: »States must verify applicants citizenship status. »The results will need to be independently verified by experts. verify that »Regulators used data supplied by the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 verify — early 14c., from O.Fr. verifier, from M.L. verificare make true, from L. verus true (see VERY (Cf. very)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 verify — corroborate, substantiate, *confirm, authenticate, validate Analogous words: *prove, test, try, demonstrate: *certify, attest, witness, vouch: establish, settle (see SET vb) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 verify — To check either the proper destination of mail by piece by piece examination or the rates claimed on a postage statement with the actual mailing it accompanies. (Also see plant verified drop shipment) (Also called spike) …

    Glossary of postal terms

  • 7 verify — [v] confirm, validate add up*, attest, authenticate, bear out, certify, check, check out, check up, check up on*, corroborate, debunk, demonstrate, document, double check, establish, eye*, eyeball*, find out, hold up, justify, make certain, make… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 verify — ► VERB (verifies, verified) 1) make sure or demonstrate that (something) is true, accurate, or justified. 2) Law swear to or support (a statement) by affidavit. DERIVATIVES verifiable adjective verification noun verifier noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 verify — [ver′ə fī΄] vt. verified, verifying [ME verifien < MFr verifier < ML verificare, to make true < L verus, true (see VERY) + ficare, FY] 1. to prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate 2. to test or …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 verify — 01. We just have to phone the head office to [verify] your credit card. 02. Before accepting payment by check, please [verify] the amount, and the date. 03. The professor will be [verifying] your footnotes to make sure your research is authentic …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 verify — [[t]ve̱rɪfaɪ[/t]] verifies, verifying, verified 1) VERB If you verify something, you check that it is true by careful examination or investigation. [V n] I verified the source from which I had that information... [V that] A clerk simply verifies… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 verify — verb verified, verifying (T) 1 to find out if a fact, statement etc is correct or true; check: verify sth with sb: These details must be verified with the Home Office. | verify that: The bank will have to verify that you are the owner of the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 verify — UK [ˈverɪfaɪ] / US [ˈverɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms verify : present tense I/you/we/they verify he/she/it verifies present participle verifying past tense verified past participle verified formal a) to check or to prove that something is… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 verify — /ˈvɛrəfaɪ / (say veruhfuy) verb (t) (verified, verifying) 1. to prove (something) to be true, as by evidence or testimony; confirm or substantiate. 2. to ascertain the truth or correctness of, especially by examination or comparison: to verify… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 verify — ver|i|fy [ˈverıfaı] v past tense and past participle verified present participle verifying third person singular verifies [T] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: verifier, from Medieval Latin verificare, from Latin verus; VERY2] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 verify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Middle English verifien, from Anglo French verifier, from Medieval Latin verificare, from Latin verus true Date: 14th century 1. to confirm or substantiate in law by oath 2. to establish the truth,… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 Verify — MS DOS Entwickler Microsoft (ursprünglich SCP/Tim Paterson) Version 6.22 (1994) Abstammung …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 18 verify — verifiability, verifiableness, n. verifiable, adj. verifier, n. /ver euh fuy /, v.t., 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 …

    Universalium

  • 19 verify — verb Verify is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accuracy, ↑authenticity, ↑claim, ↑existence, ↑identity, ↑information, ↑result, ↑signature …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 verify — ver|i|fy [ verı,faı ] verb transitive FORMAL to check or prove that something is true or correct: There was no way to verify his claims. a. to say that something is true or correct: His story has been verified by other witnesses. ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English