verify

When you verify something, you show that it's true. Do you have a photograph to verify your claim that there's a dinosaur in your backyard?

Physical evidence and records are often used to verify what's happened. Your receipt verifies that you purchased the tall, striped hat you'd now like to return. You can also verify something verbally. Can you verify that your cat was home all evening on the night of the canary's "accident"?

Definitions of verify
  1. verb
    confirm the truth of
    “Please verify that the doors are closed”
    verify a claim”
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    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
    proof, proofread
    read for errors
    receipt
    mark or stamp as paid
    control
    verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
    double-check
    check once more to be absolutely sure
    cross-check
    check out conflicting sources; crosscheck facts, for example
    cinch
    make sure of
    card
    ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor
    spot-check
    pick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality
    cover
    maintain a check on; especially by patrolling
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    affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain
    establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
  2. verb
    declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    synonyms: affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear
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    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
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    declare
    state emphatically and authoritatively
  3. verb
    check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
    synonyms: control
    ascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, insure, see, see to it
    be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
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    essay, examine, prove, test, try, try out
    put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
  4. verb
    attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)
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    confirm, reassert
    strengthen or make more firm
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