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VERIFY (verified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does verify mean? 

VERIFY (verb)
  The verb VERIFY has 4 senses:

1. confirm the truth of
2. verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments
3. attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)
4. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

  Familiarity information: VERIFY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VERIFY (verb)


Sense 1verify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Confirm the truth of

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context examples:

Please verify that the doors are closed / verify a claim

Hypernyms (to "verify" is one way to...):

affirm; confirm; corroborate; substantiate; support; sustain (establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "verify"):

check; check off; mark; mark off; tick; tick off (put a check mark on or near or next to)

ascertain; assure; check; control; ensure; insure; see; see to it (be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something)

check (verify by consulting a source or authority)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2verify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

verify; control

Context example:

Are you controlling for the temperature?

Hypernyms (to "verify" is one way to...):

essay; examine; prove; test; try; try out (put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3verify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "verify" is one way to...):

confirm; reassert (strengthen or make more firm)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4verify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

swan; avow; aver; assert; affirm; swear; verify

Context example:

Before God I swear I am innocent

Hypernyms (to "verify" is one way to...):

declare (state emphatically and authoritatively)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "verify"):

hold (assert or affirm)

claim; take (lay claim to; as of an idea)

attest (authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity)

declare (state firmly)

protest (affirm or avow formally or solemnly)

assure; tell (inform positively and with certainty and confidence)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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