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Definition: verify


(1) To prove the correctness of data. See validate.

(2) In software quality assurance, to determine that a system conforms to the intended behavior specified in design documents. Contrast with validate.

(3) In data entry operations, to compare the keystrokes of a second operator with the data entered by the first operator to ensure that the data were entered accurately. See validate.

(4) An internal DOS/Windows command that tests each write operation by reading it back.
    verify on     turn on
    verify off    turn off
    verify        display status