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English verb: verify

1. verify (cognition) confirm the truth of


SamplesPlease verify that the doors are closed.
Verify a claim.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain


Narrower (hyponym)ascertain, assure, check, check, check, check off, control, ensure, insure, mark, mark off, see, see to it, tick, tick off

2. verify (social) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard


SamplesAre you controlling for the temperature?.


Synonymscontrol


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)essay, examine, prove, test, try, try out


Verb groupascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, insure, see, see to it


Domain categoryscience, scientific discipline

3. verify (communication) attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)confirm, reassert


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. verify (communication) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true


SamplesBefore God I swear I am innocent.


Synonymsaffirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)assure, attest, claim, declare, hold, protest, take, tell









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