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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.verifying - serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence"
supportive - furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"
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There was a story, which I shrank from verifying, that a former inmate of our house had hung himself in it, but I do not know to this day whether it was true or not.
We are always coming up with the emphatic facts of history in our private experience and verifying them here.
The trivial experience of every day is always verifying some old prediction to us and converting into things the words and signs which we had heard and seen without heed.
But come, suppose that I had the power of passing through solid things, so that I could penetrate my subjects, one after another, even to the number of a billion, verifying the size and distance of each by the sense of FEELING: how much time and energy would be wasted in this clumsy and inaccurate method!
The gateway server,, connected with the Election Commission's national database, helps public and private organisations provide services by verifying NID cards of their subscribers.
Twitter eventually began verifying other users including artists, journalists and other people of interest who were active on the platform.
Verifying the active taxpayer status hardly takes a minute or two.
ISLAMABAD -- On the direction of Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz, Member Administration, CDA, Mohammad Suleman Khan Warraich has issued show cause notice to the officers for not verifying their academic degrees.
Delays can be even worse in E-Verify, since employers enrolled in E-Verify must take the additional step of verifying that the employee's Form I-9 information matches government records.
Facebook said that it is proactively verifying the accounts of public figures and those members cannot request to have their profile or Page verified.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to assist employers in verifying the work authorization of employees.
Immigration and Naturalization Service, now within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Social Security Administration (SSA) began operating a voluntary pilot program, recently named the E-Verify program, to provide participating employers with a means for electronically verifying employees' work eligibility.