verify

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v verify confirm the truth of "Please verify that the doors are closed","verify a claim"
    • v verify to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true "Before God I swear I am innocent"
    • v verify attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)
    • v verify check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Alice Chase, who wrote 'Nutrition for Health', died of malnutrition. (not verified)
    • Verify 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."
    • Verify To maintain; to affirm; to support.
    • Verify To prove to be true or correct; to establish the truth of; to confirm; to substantiate. "This is verified by a number of examples.""So shalt thou best fulfill, best verify .
      The prophets old, who sung thy endless reign."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Paul Gauguin's Marquesas Island neighbor, Tioka, bit him on the head after he died. Tioka was following a Marquesan custom of verifying the dead.
    • verify To prove to be true; confirm; establish the proof of.
    • verify To give the appearance of truth to.
    • verify To fulfil, as a promise; confirm the truth of, as a prediction.
    • verify To confirm the truthfulness of; prove to have spoken truth.
    • verify To confirm or establish the authenticity of, as a title or power, by examination or competent evidence.
    • verify To ascertain to be correct, or to correct if found erroneous: as, to verify a statement, quotation, reference, account, or reckoning of any kind; to verify the items of a bill, or the total amount.
    • verify To maintain; affirm.
    • verify To second or strengthen by aid; back; support the credit of.
    • verify In law: To make an affidavit regarding (a pleading or petition), and appended to it, that the statements in it are true.
    • verify To support by proof or by argument. = Syn. 1,3, and To authenticate, substantiate, corroborate, attest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed that his small intestine contained five gold Krugerrands. (not verified)
    • v.t Verify ver′i-fī to make out or show to be true: to establish the truth of by evidence: to fulfil: to confirm the truth or authenticity of:
    • v.t Verify ver′i-fī (Shak.) to affirm, support, strengthen
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Quotations

  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. vérifier, LL. verificare, from L. verus, true + -ficare, to make. See Very, and -fy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. verus, true, facĕre, to make.

Usage

In literature:

Platoon leaders take a like position when required to verify the alignments.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
His supposition was soon verified by the flames he saw rising from the spot where he had last seen her.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
Dialectic verifies by reconsideration, by equation of tentative results with fixed intentions.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
His sagacity was verified by the result.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
After completing the copy, she went over it again and again, verifying every word and figure.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
His patience was exhausted, his fear almost verified.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
It is, of course, an indispensable part of a scrivener's business to verify the accuracy of his copy, word by word.
"The Piazza Tales" by Herman Melville
If you will send some gentleman to make inquiries, the truth of my statement will be verified.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
In any case, it would be interesting to verify if the Earth and her satellite were similarly affected by the magnetic forces.
"All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
Let us seek in easily verified facts for a reply to this question.
"Lectures and Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
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In poetry:

By faith I keep my Lord's commands,
To verify my trust;
I purify my heart and hands,
And mortify my lust.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
My good companions, never fear;
For though you may mistake a year,
Though your prognostics run too fast,
They must be verify'd at last.
"Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D.S.P.D." by Jonathan Swift
When I had managed to verify the era
I would have put the book away, had not a small
and insignifican t mention of king Caesarion
immediately attracted my attention… ..
"Caesarion" by Constantine P Cavafy
The morning light of the day of Peace
That gladdens the aching eyes,
And gives to the soul that sweet release
That the present verifies,—
Nor a snow so deep, nor a wind so chill
To quench the flame of a freeman's will!
"Liberty" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Step two is to verify the correctness of the setup with proven CNC programs that have been successfully run before (there shouldn't be anything wrong with the program's movements).
Information on the EnvisionTM Checklist, Verifiers and Credentialed Professionals Available Now.
This post has 0 verified answers 2 Replies 1 Follower.
For sheer excitement, it's hard to match the spectacle of elections workers verifying petition signatures.
RadarOnline.com has seen the tape in full and can verify without a doubt that it is Kanye in the footage.
Burma begins verifying Muslim citizenship.
Verifying nearly 1,000 ballots.
Retrocommissioning follows the scope, investigate, and verify process.
If you're a popular Google Plus user, you might soon be asked if you'd like to verify your account as well.
A July CNN article suggested that Google was considering having its verified users submit copies of their drivers licenses in order to verify their accounts.
They giving props to companies that verify .
In the absence of a financial statement, ask for a title-company reference and verify the buyer has closed transactions.
Also verify the date and size of these purchases.
The buyer's broker may have closed a couple of large transactions and can verify the buyer.
Tis the season for verifying .
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In science:

The inset shows numerical results verifying that K (0, t) = exp(2κt) for the same parameter values. b The mean number of particles in a cluster, N (t), for the process shown in figure 1.
Path Coalescence in Spatially Correlated Random Walks
By (3.10), it is straightforward to verify that B is IF -independent.
Some representations of nongraded Lie algebras of generalized Witt type
The reader may verify that these kernels form a specification on Zd with state space (E , E) := (E d , Ed).
Random Surfaces
The reader may verify the generalization to all simply attractive potentials.
Random Surfaces
Now we must verify the list of properties given above.
Random Surfaces
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