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Verify vs. Certify

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Verifyverb

(transitive) To substantiate or prove the truth of something

Certifyverb

(transitive) To attest to (a fact) as the truth

Verifyverb

(transitive) To confirm or test the truth or accuracy of something

Certifyverb

(transitive) To attest that a product, service, organization, or person has met an official standard.

‘These blankets have been certified as fireproof.’;

Verifyverb

To affirm something formally, under oath

Certifyverb

To inform; to tell (a person) that something is true.

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Verifyverb

To prove to be true or correct; to establish the truth of; to confirm; to substantiate.

‘This is verified by a number of examples.’; ‘So shalt thou best fulfill, best verify.The prophets old, who sung thy endless reign.’;

Certifyverb

To give cetain information to; to assure; to make certain.

‘We certify the king, that . . . thou shalt have no portion on this side the river.’;

Verifyverb

To confirm or establish the authenticity of by examination or competent evidence; to authenticate; as, to verify a written statement; to verify an account, a pleading, or the like.

‘To verify our title with their lives.’;

Certifyverb

To give certain information of; to make certain, as a fact; to verify.

‘The industry of science at once certifies and greatly extends our knowledge of the vastness of the creation.’;

Verifyverb

To maintain; to affirm; to support.

Certifyverb

To testify to in writing; to make a declaration concerning, in writing, under hand, or hand and seal.

‘The judges shall certify their opinion to the chancellor, and upon such certificate the decree is usually founded.’;

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Verifyverb

confirm the truth of;

‘Please verify that the doors are closed’; ‘verify a claim’;

Certifyverb

provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes;

‘His high fever attested to his illness’; ‘The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication’; ‘This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness’;

Verifyverb

verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments;

‘Are you controlling for the temperature?’;

Certifyverb

guarantee payment on; of checks

Verifyverb

attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)

Certifyverb

authorize officially;

‘I am licensed to practice law in this state’;

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Verifyverb

to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true;

‘Before God I swear I am innocent’;

Certifyverb

guarantee as meeting a certain standard;

‘certified grade AAA meat’;

Certifyverb

declare legally insane

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