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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?.


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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