confirm : 侧重以事实或以不容置疑的陈述来证实某事的正确与真实。
- The smell of cigarette smoke confirmed what he had suspected: there had been a party in his absence.
- Her announcement confirmed (that) she would be resigning as CEO.
- The young man's kindness confirmed her faith in young people.
verify : 强调以具体的事实和细节为证据。
- Are you able to verify your account/allegation/report/theory?
- These numbers are surprisingly high and they'll have to be verified.
- Under interrogation, she verified (that) the tapes were authentic.