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How to verify that a method is not called on an object's dependency?

For example:

public interface Dependency {

    void someMethod();


public class Foo {

    public bar(final Dependency d) {




With the Foo test:

public class FooTest {


    public void dependencyIsNotCalled() {

        final Foo foo = new Foo(...);

        final Dependency dependency = mock(Dependency.class);;

        **// verify here that someMethod was not called??**



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The best way to verify that a specific method was not called using Mockito is to use the following syntax:

import static org.mockito.Mockito.never;

import static org.mockito.Mockito.verify;

// ...

verify(dependency, never()).someMethod();

For documentation of the feature used in the above syntax click here and for never click here.

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