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
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v 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
Type of:
affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

v to 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
Type of:
declare
state emphatically and authoritatively

v 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
Type of:
essay, examine, prove, test, try, try out
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

v attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)

Type of:
confirm, reassert
strengthen or make more firm

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