V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to confirm the truth of something by investigation or examination; 2. to prove that something is true; 3. to legally attest to the truth of something

Synonyms: confirm, validate, determine, ascertain, establish, prove, attest, substantiate, authenticate

Antonyms: refute, disprove

Tips: The verb verify and its related noun verity (truth) come from the Latin verus, "true." When you check to see whether something is true, prove that something is true, or legally attest to the truth of something, you verify it.

Usage Examples:

Could you please verify that I turned off the oven? (confirm)

Our bookkeeper should verify this balance sheet before we send it to our accountant. (validate, authenticate)

She verified his alibi when she said that they had been together that afternoon. (substantiated, established)

I need to verify the date of their wedding before I make our hotel reservation. (confirm, ascertain)

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