[syn: affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Verify \Ver"i*fy\ (v[e^]r"[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Verified; p. pr. & vb. n. Verifying.] [F. v['e]rifier,
LL. verificare, from L. verus true + -ficare to make. See
Very, and -fy.]
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.
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
To verify our title with their lives. --Shak.
3. To maintain; to affirm; to support. [Obs.] --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are
closed"; "verify a claim"
2: check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a
parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are
you controlling for the temperature?" [syn: control,
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, verify,
assert, avow, aver, swan, swear]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
73 Moby Thesaurus words for "verify":
affirm, assay, attest, audit, authenticate, back, back up, balance,
balance the books, bear out, bolster, bring to test, buttress,
certify, check, check and doublecheck, check out, check over,
circumstantiate, clench, clinch, collate, confirm, corroborate,
cross-check, cut and try, demonstrate, document, double-check,
essay, establish, experiment, fortify, give a try, give a tryout,
guarantee, have a go, inventory, justify, overhaul,
painstakingly match, play around with, practice upon, probate,
prove, put to trial, ratify, recheck, reinforce, research,
road-test, run a sample, sample, scrutinize comparatively, settle,
shake down, show, strengthen, substantiate, support, sustain,
take stock, taste, test, triple-check, try, try it on, try out,
undergird, uphold, validate, vouch for, warrant