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verify (v.)

early 14c., from Old French verifier "substantiate, find out the truth about" (14c.), from Medieval Latin verificare "make true," from Latin verus "true" (from PIE root *were-o- "true, trustworthy") + combining form of facere "to make" (from PIE root *dhe- "to set, put").

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Definitions of verify from WordNet

verify (v.)
confirm the truth of;
Please verify that the doors are closed
verify a claim
verify (v.)
check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard;
Synonyms: control
verify (v.)
attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition);
verify (v.)
to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true;
Synonyms: affirm / assert / avow / aver / swan / swear
From wordnet.princeton.edu