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ver·i·fy

 (vĕr′ə-fī′)
tr.v. ver·i·fied, ver·i·fy·ing, ver·i·fies
1. To demonstrate the truth or accuracy of, as by the presentation of evidence: experiments that verified the hypothesis. See Synonyms at confirm.
2. Law
a. To attest to the truth of (something) formally or under oath.
b. To make a formal verification in support of (a pleading).

[Middle English verifien, from Old French verifier, from Medieval Latin vērificāre : Latin vērus, true; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

ver′i·fi′a·ble adj.
ver′i·fi′a·bly adv.
ver′i·fi′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.verified - proved to be true; "a verified claim"
proved, proven - established beyond doubt; "a proven liar"; "a Soviet leader of proven shrewdness"
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I need say nothing here, on the first head, because nothing can show better than my history whether that prediction was verified or falsified by the result.
I have verified my information, and there's an end.
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Let me begin with facts, bare, meager facts, verified by books and figures, and of which there can be no doubt.
This faculty--(I verified it later)--gave him a range of vision far superior to Ned Land's.
Let, therefore, your illustrious house take up this charge with that courage and hope with which all just enterprises are undertaken, so that under its standard our native country may be ennobled, and under its auspices may be verified that saying of Petrarch: