Definition of 'verify'
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This information has to be verified across many sources. Smithsonian Mag (2017)This pushed up his quotes because insurers use this information to verify applicants' identity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So little about his story can be verified that it remains impossible to know. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was not possible to verify his story independently. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Is anyone thinking to verify his story? Christianity Today (2000)He lied to say that he had complied and persuaded clients to verify his story. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Payment would be verified in half a second. The Sun (2006)They are more than happy to verify information over the telephone. Corporate Cloak and Dagger (1994)There was no way to verify the information independently. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They will have to settle unpaid taxes and pay for a background check to verify they have no criminal record. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Last year it issued a warning to all law firms saying they should not rely on just one source of information to verify identities. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most were not willing to appear on camera but were happy to confirm, to verify and to clarify. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These three digits are crucial for fraudsters, as they are normally used by online retailers to verify card payment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The British appear to have felt convinced that they had a reliable source who could verify that they had the right man. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A second source verified his account. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It also requires a credit card number to process payments and verify ID. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A simple check would have verified your cancellation request and that you didn't have a phone line installed. The Sun (2012)The process took 20 months, and led to an inquiry by police to verify her story. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The receipt said the payment was verified by a signature, rather than a Pin number. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'verify'
British English: verify VERB
If you verify something, you check that it is true by careful examination or investigation.
I verified the source from which I had that information.
Definition of verify from the Collins English Dictionary
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