(Latin: true, truth, real, truthfulness)
2. To check whether or not something is true by examination, investigation, or comparison: The chemistry teacher told his students to verify their conclusions with additional and repeated experiments.
3. In law, to swear or to affirm under oath that something actually took place: During the court proceedings, Jim had to verify and to confirm that he saw the burglar enter his neighbor's house at 7 o’clock in the evening.
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2. Being truthful when talking.
2. Something that only appears to be true or real, e.g., a statement that is not supported by evidence.
2. True as a declaration or statement
Motto of Harvard University, USA.
Motto of Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA.
Motto of Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, USA.
Motto of Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA.
"Truth can breed hatred", according to Terence, in his Andria, when one is too frank (blunt) with one's friends. Undiplomatic criticism (regardless of how truthful it may be) can also develop hatred with others.