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01. We just have to phone the head office to [verify] your credit card.
02. Before accepting payment by check, please [verify] the amount, and the date.
03. The professor will be [verifying] your footnotes to make sure your research is authentic.
04. Her alibi has been [verified] by a number of other people, so all the charges against her have been dropped.
05. The U.N. has not yet been able to [verify] the report of the massacre.
06. Before being eligible for financial aid, we must [verify] your financial statement.
07. Former President Ronald Reagan once said that in politics one should, "Trust, but [verify]."
08. We have to wait until the [verification] of your credit card is complete before ringing in your purchase.
09. We just need to [verify] your credentials, and then we can sign the papers for your contract.
10. The store clerk was suspicious of the young woman, and when he tried to [verify] her credit card, she ran off.
11. The U.N. team sent to [verify] reports of stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq found nothing.
12. Many of the facts in the case are no longer [verifiable] because the principal witness has died.
13. Centuries ago in London, someone drinking at a tavern had the legal right to demand to see the wine cellar to [verify] that the wine hadn't been watered down.
14. My opinion in this matter is based on [verifiable] facts, not on silly little anecdotes.
15. Today's science is [verifying] the ancient wisdom of traditional cultures.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • verify — ver·i·fy / ver ə ˌfī/ vt fied, fy·ing [Anglo French verifier, from Medieval Latin verificare, from Latin verus true + ficare to make] 1: to confirm or substantiate by oath, affidavit, or deposition verify a motion 2: to establish the truth,… …   Law dictionary

  • Verify — Ver i*fy, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verify — UK US /ˈverɪfaɪ/ verb [T] ► to check or prove that something is correct or true: »States must verify applicants citizenship status. »The results will need to be independently verified by experts. verify that »Regulators used data supplied by the… …   Financial and business terms

  • verify — early 14c., from O.Fr. verifier, from M.L. verificare make true, from L. verus true (see VERY (Cf. very)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • verify — corroborate, substantiate, *confirm, authenticate, validate Analogous words: *prove, test, try, demonstrate: *certify, attest, witness, vouch: establish, settle (see SET vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • verify — To check either the proper destination of mail by piece by piece examination or the rates claimed on a postage statement with the actual mailing it accompanies. (Also see plant verified drop shipment) (Also called spike) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • verify — [v] confirm, validate add up*, attest, authenticate, bear out, certify, check, check out, check up, check up on*, corroborate, debunk, demonstrate, document, double check, establish, eye*, eyeball*, find out, hold up, justify, make certain, make… …   New thesaurus

  • verify — ► VERB (verifies, verified) 1) make sure or demonstrate that (something) is true, accurate, or justified. 2) Law swear to or support (a statement) by affidavit. DERIVATIVES verifiable adjective verification noun verifier noun …   English terms dictionary

  • verify — [ver′ə fī΄] vt. verified, verifying [ME verifien < MFr verifier < ML verificare, to make true < L verus, true (see VERY) + ficare, FY] 1. to prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate 2. to test or …   English World dictionary

  • verify — [[t]ve̱rɪfaɪ[/t]] verifies, verifying, verified 1) VERB If you verify something, you check that it is true by careful examination or investigation. [V n] I verified the source from which I had that information... [V that] A clerk simply verifies… …   English dictionary