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Meaning of verify

ver•i•fy

Pronunciation: (ver'u-fī"), [key]
— -fied, -fy•ing.
  1. to prove the truth of, as by evidence or testimony; confirm; substantiate: Events verified his prediction.
  2. to ascertain the truth or correctness of, as by examination, research, or comparison: to verify a spelling.
  3. to act as ultimate proof or evidence of; serve to confirm.
    1. to prove or confirm (an allegation).
    2. to state to be true, esp. in legal use, formally or upon oath.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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