Ver·i·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Verified p. pr. & vb. n. Verifying.]
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. --Shak.
3. To maintain; to affirm; to support. [Obs.]
v 1: confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are
closed"; "verify a claim"
2: verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or
comparing with another standard, of scientific
experiments; "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
3: attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or
4: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before
God I swear I am innocent" [syn: affirm, assert, avow,
aver, swan, swear]