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verb [transitive] formal verify pronunciation in American English /ˈverɪˌfaɪ/
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he/she/itverifies
present participleverifying
past tenseverified
past participleverified
  1. to check or to prove that something is true or correct
    There was no way to verify his claims.
    1. a.
      to say that something is true or correct
      His story has been verified by other witnesses.

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 verify pronunciation in American English /ˌverɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
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