Pronunciation: (ver'u-fī"), [key]
—v.t., -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to prove the truth of, as by evidence or testimony; confirm; substantiate: Events verified his prediction.
2. to ascertain the truth or correctness of, as by examination, research, or comparison: to verify a spelling.
3. to act as ultimate proof or evidence of; serve to confirm.
a. to prove or confirm (an allegation).
b. to state to be true, esp. in legal use, formally or upon oath.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.