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Webster 1913 Edition


Verify

Ver′i-fy

(vĕr′ĭ-fī)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Verified
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Verifying
.]
[F.
vérifier
, 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 substantiate.
This is
verified
by a number of examples.
Bacon.
So shalt thou best fulfill, best
verify
.
The prophets old, who sung thy endless reign.
Milton.
2.
To confirm or establish the authenticity of by examination or competent evidence; to authenticate;
as, to
verify
a written statement; to
verify
an account, a pleading, or the like
.
To
verify
our title with their lives.
Shakespeare
3.
To maintain; to affirm; to support.
[Obs.]
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Verify

VER'IFY

,
Verb.
T.
[L. verus, true, and facio, to make.]
1.
To prove to be true; to confirm.
This is verified by a number of examples.
2.
To fulfill, as a promise; to confirm the truth of a prediction; to show to be true. The predictions of this venerable patriot have been verified. Gen. 42. 1Kings 8.
3.
To confirm or establish the authenticity of any thing by examination or competent evidence. The first act of the house of representatives is to verify their powers, by exhibiting their credentials to a committee of the house, or other proper authority.

Definition 2022


verify

verify

English

Verb

verify (third-person singular simple present verifies, present participle verifying, simple past and past participle verified)

  1. (transitive) To substantiate or prove the truth of something
  2. (transitive) To confirm or test the truth or accuracy of something
  3. (transitive, law) To affirm something formally, under oath

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External links

  • verify in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • verify in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911