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, accuracy, or reality of

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (confirm) verb accredit, assure, attest, bear out, certify, check, circumstantiate, confirmare, corroborate, document, establish, establish the truth of, give evidence, make certain, make sure, probare, produce evidence, prove, substantiate, support, validate associated concepts: verified copy II (swear) verb affirm, asseverate, attest, avouch, avow, declare, evidence, guarantee, state, testify, vouch for, vow, warrant, witness associated concepts: verify pleadings III index affirm (uphold), ascertain, assure (insure), attest, avouch (guarantee), bear (adduce), certify (attest), check (inspect), confirm, corroborate, demonstrate (establish), depose (testify), document, ensure, establish (show), evidence, find (discover), identify, prove, quote, recognize (perceive), reveal, seal (solemnize), substantiate, support (corroborate), sustain (confirm), testify, validate, witness (attest to)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To confirm the truth, accuracy, or authenticity of something; to attest to the truth of something in an affidavit or other sworn statement.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

To make certain, to substantiate, or to confirm by formal oath, affirmation, or affidavit.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To make certain, to substantiate, or to confirm by formal oath, affirmation, or affidavit.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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