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Meaning of CERTIFY

Pronunciation:  'surtu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"
  2. [v]  declare legally insane
  3. [v]  guarantee payment on; of checks
  4. [v]  authorize officially
  5. [v]  guarantee as meeting a certain standard; "certified grade AAA meat"

CERTIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: attest, demonstrate, endorse, evidence, licence, license, manifest
 Antonyms: decertify, derecognise, derecognize
 See Also: accredit, adjudge, approve, authenticate, authorise, authorize, bear witness, charter, clear, condemn, declare, franchise, guarantee, hold, notarise, notarize, O.K., okay, pass, prove, recognise, recognize, reflect, sanction, secure, show, testify, warrant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cer"ti*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Certified}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Certifying}.] [F. certifier, LL. certificare; L.
certus certain + facere to make. See {Certain}, and cf.
{Certificate}, v. t.]
1. To give cetain information to; to assure; to make certain.

         We certify the king, that . . . thou shalt have no
         portion on this side the river.       --Ezra iv. 16.

2. To give certain information of; to make certain, as a
   fact; to verify. --Hammond.

         The industry of science at once certifies and
         greatly extends our knowledge of the vastness of the
         creation.                             --I. Taylor.

3. To testify to in writing; to make a declaration
   concerning, in writing, under hand, or hand and seal.

         The judges shall certify their opinion to the
         chancellor, and upon such certificate the decree is
         usually founded.                      --Blackstone.

{Certified check}, A bank check, the validity of which is
   certified by the bank on which it is drawn.

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