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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Verify \Ver"i*fy\ (v[e^]r"[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Verified; p. pr. & vb. n. Verifying.] [F. v['e]rifier, LL. verificare, from L. verus true + -ficare to make. See Very, and -fy.] 1. To prove to be true or correct; to establish the truth of; to confirm; to substantiate. [1913 Webster] This is verified by a number of examples. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] So shalt thou best fulfill, best verify. The prophets old, who sung thy endless reign. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To confirm or establish the authenticity of by examination or competent evidence; to authenticate; as, to verify a written statement; to verify an account, a pleading, or the like. [1913 Webster] To verify our title with their lives. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To maintain; to affirm; to support. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]