[Word-ology] Verify=Ver+Ify

Hello, everyone! Nice to see you again!

To begin with, let’s check the answers to the last episode.

Novice=nov-[new]+ice-[n.]

definition: a person who is new and has little experience in a skill, job or situation


Renovate=re-[again]+nov-[new]+ate-[to make]

definition: to repair and paint an old building, a piece of furniture, etc. so that it is in good condition again


Novel(as an adjective)=nov-[new]+el-[n.]

definition: different from anything known before; new, interesting and often seeming slightly strange


Today, let’s talk about the word “verify”! You must be very familiar with it because it is omnipresent in your apps when you start an account or update your account passwords. But do you know what’s the connection between its etyma and meaning? Have no idea about that? It doesn’t matter, we are gonna talk about the etymon, “ver” meaning “true”.

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Now, let’s analyze the composition of the word “verify”

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The word contains two etyma, “ver” meaning “true” and “ify” meaning “to make” respectively. Just string up them, we can easily get the meaning of it—”to make something true”,which generally matches its definition, “to check that sth is true or accurate”.


Now it’s your time to figure out the meanings of the following words

Veracious=ver-[true]+acious-[adj.]

verisimilar=ver-[true]+sim-[like]-(il)ar-[adj.]

veritable=ver-[true]+it+able-[adj.]


That’s all for [Word-odogy] today!

Please write down your answers in the comment below.

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