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3 definitions found
 for verify
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Verify \Ver"i*fy\ (v[e^]r"[i^]*f[imac]), 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 substantiate.
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              This is verified by a number of examples. --Bacon.
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              So shalt thou best fulfill, best verify.
              The prophets old, who sung thy endless reign.
                                                    --Milton.
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     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.
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              To verify our title with their lives. --Shak.
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     3. To maintain; to affirm; to support. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  verify
      v 1: confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are
           closed"; "verify a claim"
      2: check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a
         parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are
         you controlling for the temperature?" [syn: control,
         verify]
      3: attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or
         petition)
      4: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before
         God I swear I am innocent" [syn: affirm, verify,
         assert, avow, aver, swan, swear]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "verify":
     affirm, assay, attest, audit, authenticate, back, back up, balance,
     balance the books, bear out, bolster, bring to test, buttress,
     certify, check, check and doublecheck, check out, check over,
     circumstantiate, clench, clinch, collate, confirm, corroborate,
     cross-check, cut and try, demonstrate, document, double-check,
     essay, establish, experiment, fortify, give a try, give a tryout,
     guarantee, have a go, inventory, justify, overhaul,
     painstakingly match, play around with, practice upon, probate,
     prove, put to trial, ratify, recheck, reinforce, research,
     road-test, run a sample, sample, scrutinize comparatively, settle,
     shake down, show, strengthen, substantiate, support, sustain,
     take stock, taste, test, triple-check, try, try it on, try out,
     undergird, uphold, validate, vouch for, warrant
  
  

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