AskDefine | Define verify

Dictionary Definition



1 confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim"
2 verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments; "Are you controlling for the temperature?" [syn: control]
3 attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)
4 to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent" [syn: affirm, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear] [also: verified]

User Contributed Dictionary



From verifier (French: vérifier), from verificare.


  1. To substantiate or prove the truth of something
  2. To confirm or test the truth or accuracy of something
  3. To affirm something formally, under oath


To substantiate or prove the truth of something
  • Hebrew:
To confirm or test the truth or accuracy of something
law: To affirm something formally, under oath

Extensive Definition

The word verification can refer to:

In Computing

  • In circuit development:
  • In systems engineering:
    • Testing to confirm that the system, subsystem or component meets documented requirements or specifications levied on the design.
In ICT uses, it is used to check whether data entered meets that which is required to continue, for example - the user needs to be 18 years old to watch a video posted on the interenet, when requested to enter his or hers date of birth, the date of birth will have to be equal or greater to that which means they are 18 before being allowed to continue, if a date of birth entered is lower than that of a 18 year old they will be disallowed from watching the video.
verify in Czech: Verifikace
verify in Polish: weryfikacja

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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