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ver·i·fy

verify

 
pronunciation:
ve r faI
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: verified, verifies, verifying
definition: to confirm the truth or accuracy of; substantiate; confirm.
He told the police that he'd been walking in the park, but there was no one who could verify this.We need something like a driver's license to verify your identity.
synonyms:
authenticate, confirm, corroborate, establish, validate, vouch
antonyms:
refute
similar words:
attest, certify, check, document, double-check, prove, substantiate, sustain, testify, witness
derivations: verifiable (adj.), verifier (n.)
Word Parts
The word verify contains the following parts:
ver Latin root that means truth
-fy, -ify, -efy Latin verb-forming suffix that means make, cause to be, become
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The suffix group -fy , -ify , -efy forms verbs from primarily Latin bases. When -ify attaches to an English base, the base is an adjective (uglify , Frenchify ) or noun (citify , zombify) usually having one syllable or two syllables ending in |i|. Verbs ending in -fy have corresponding noun forms ending in -ion: as a rule, -ify becomes -ification (verify , verification); -efy becomes -efaction (putrefy , putrefaction). See also fac, fic, fec, fact, fect.