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Definition of "certify" []

  • To confirm formally as true, accurate, or genuine. (verb-transitive)
  • To guarantee as meeting a standard: butter that was certified Grade A. See Synonyms at approve. (verb-transitive)
  • To acknowledge in writing on the face of (a check) that the signature of the maker is genuine and that there are sufficient funds on deposit for its payment. (verb-transitive)
  • To issue a license or certificate to. (verb-transitive)
  • To declare to be in need of psychiatric treatment or confinement. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "certify" in a sentence
  • "That section requires the Attorney General to certify is the search will not involve “the premises, information, material, or property of a United States person. ” That means U.S. citizens or anyone inside of the United States."
  • "That section requires the Attorney General to certify is the search will not involve “the premises, information, material, or property of a United States person. ”"
  • "That section requires the Attorney General to certify is the search will not involve "the premises, information, material, or property of a United States person."?"