Definition of Certify

1. Verb. Provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes. "They certify that there was a traffic accident "; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"

2. Verb. Guarantee payment on; of checks.
Generic synonyms: Secure
Derivative terms: Certificate, Certification

3. Verb. Authorize officially. "I am licensed to practice law in this state"

4. Verb. Guarantee as meeting a certain standard. "Certified grade AAA meat"

5. Verb. Declare legally insane.
Generic synonyms: Adjudge, Declare, Hold
Derivative terms: Certifiable

Definition of Certify

1. v. t. To give cetain information to; to assure; to make certain.

Definition of Certify

1. Verb. (transitive) to attest to as the truth or meeting a standard ¹

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Definition of Certify

1. to confirm [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES] - See also: confirm

Medical Definition of Certify

1. To commit a patient to a mental hospital in accordance with the laws of the state. Origin: L. Certus, certain, + facio, to make (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Certify

certified check
certified cheque
certified milk
certified nurse-midwife
certified pasteurised milk
certified public accountant
certified registered nurse anaesthetist
certified safety professional
certify (current term)
cerulean blue

Literary usage of Certify

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"... and certify oaths, affirmations, and acknowledgments in certain cases. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative* of the United States of ..."

2. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"... and if two-thirds of all the members elected to the house vote in the affirmative, the presiding officer of that house shall certify that fact on the ..."

3. Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden by Samuel Jones Tilden (1908)
"“State of New York, “Office of the Secretary of State. ç 88.. “I certify the foregoing to be a true copy of an original ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Roger Meeson, William Newland Welsby, John Innes Clark Hare, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, Horace Binney Wallace (1849)
"In an action for libel, the judge has power to certify, under the 3 & 4 Viet. c. 24, s. ... 2, to certify that the trespass was wilful and malicious, ..."

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