certify

To certify is to provide proof for something or to license someone, like a lawyer. You can certify a lawyer or certify that someone’s insane. Either way, when you certify something, you make it official.

To certify is to have evidence that something is true, to make certain. If you certify that you own a house, you prove it's yours. Vouching for a friend can certify that the friend is a good person. Professionals like lawyers, doctors, and accountants must be certified. Being certified assures others that the person is qualified. Certify also refers to declaring someone legally insane, so make sure your doctor is certified by the medical board, not the loony bin.

Primary Meanings of certify

1.
v
provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
2.
v
guarantee payment on; of checks
3.
v
declare legally insane
Full Definitions of certify
1

v provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

Synonyms:
attest, demonstrate, evidence, manifest
attest
establish or verify the usage of
Types:
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authenticate
establish the authenticity of something
reflect
give evidence of the quality of
reflect
give evidence of a certain behavior
notarise, notarize
authenticate as a notary
condemn
demonstrate the guilt of (someone)
prove
obtain probate of
mirror
reflect or resemble
attaint
condemn by attainder
Type of:
bear witness, evidence, prove, show, testify
provide evidence for

v guarantee as meeting a certain standard

certified grade AAA meat”
Synonyms:
endorse, indorse
Type of:
guarantee, warrant
stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of

v authorize officially

Synonyms:
licence, license
Antonyms:
decertify, derecognise, derecognize
cause to be no longer approved or accepted
Types:
franchise
grant a franchise to
charter
grant a charter to
accredit, recognise, recognize
grant credentials to
Type of:
authorise, authorize, clear, pass
grant authorization or clearance for
2

v guarantee payment on; of checks

Type of:
secure
assure payment of
3

v declare legally insane

Type of:
adjudge, declare, hold
declare to be

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