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cer·ti·fy

 (sûr′tə-fī′)
v. cer·ti·fied, cer·ti·fy·ing, cer·ti·fies
v.tr.
1.
a. To confirm formally as true, accurate, or genuine: The police certified that a suspect had been arrested.
b. To guarantee as meeting a standard: butter that was certified Grade A.
2. 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.
3. To issue a license or certificate to.
4. To declare to be in need of psychiatric treatment or confinement.
5. Archaic To inform positively; assure.
v.intr.
To vouch for the authenticity of something: certify to the facts.

[Middle English certifien, from Old French certifier, from Late Latin certificāre : Latin certus, certain; see certain + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

cer′ti·fi′er n.

certify

(ˈsɜːtɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to confirm or attest (to), usually in writing: the letter certified her age.
2. (tr) to endorse or guarantee (that certain required standards have been met)
3. to give reliable information or assurances: he certified that it was Walter's handwriting.
4. (Law) (tr) to declare legally insane
5. (Banking & Finance) (tr) US and Canadian (of a bank) to state in writing on (a cheque) that payment is guaranteed
[C14: from Old French certifier, from Medieval Latin certificāre to make certain, from Latin certus certain + facere to make]
ˈcertiˌfier n

cer•ti•fy

(ˈsɜr təˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to attest as certain; confirm: He certified the truth of her claim.
2. to testify to or vouch for in writing.
3. to guarantee; endorse: to certify a document with an official seal.
4. to guarantee (a check) as to authenticity of signature and sufficiency of funds to cover payment.
5. to declare (a person) legally insane and committable to a mental institution.
6. to certificate; license.
7. to assure or inform with certainty.
v.i.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French certifier < Late Latin certificāre <certus decided (see certain)]
cer′ti•fi`er, n.

certify


Past participle: certified
Gerund: certifying

Imperative
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.certify - provide evidence forcertify - 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"
authenticate - establish the authenticity of something
attest - establish or verify the usage of; "This word is not attested until 1993"
reflect - give evidence of the quality of; "The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"
reflect - give evidence of a certain behavior; "His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"
notarise, notarize - authenticate as a notary; "We had to have the signature notarized"
bear witness, evidence, testify, prove, show - provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
condemn - demonstrate the guilt of (someone); "Her strange behavior condemned her"
2.certify - guarantee payment on; of checks
secure - assure payment of
3.certify - authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state"
authorize, authorise, clear, pass - grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
franchise - grant a franchise to
charter - grant a charter to
accredit, recognise, recognize - grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"
decertify, derecognise, derecognize - cause to be no longer approved or accepted; "Carter derecognized Taiwan in 1979 after the U.S. recognized the People's Republic of China"
4.certify - guarantee as meeting a certain standard; "certified grade AAA meat"
warrant, guarantee - stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information"
5.certify - declare legally insane
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

certify

certify

verb
1. To confirm formally as true, accurate, or genuine:
2. To assume responsibility for the quality, worth, or durability of:
Translations
يَشْهَدُ، يُصادِقُ
potvrditprohlásit za duševně chorého
attesterebekræfte
todistaa
לוודא
írásban igazol
úrskurîa geîveikanvotta, staîfesta
認証する
patvirtinimaspripažinti psichiškai nesveiku
apliecinātatzīt nepieskaitāmību
vyhlásiť za oduševne chorého
potrditi
bildirmekdeli raporu vermekdoğrulamakonaylamak

certify

[ˈsɜːtɪfaɪ] VT
1. (= confirm) → certificar
certified as a true copyconfirmada como copia auténtica
to certify thatdeclarar que...
2. (Med) to certify sb (insane)certificar que algn no está en posesión de sus facultades mentales
you ought to be certified!¡estás como una cabra!, ¡estás para que te encierren!

certify

[ˈsɜːrtɪfaɪ]
vt
(= declare) [+ payment] → certifier
to certify that → certifier que
(= give a certificate to) [+ trained person] → diplômer
(= register) to certify sb as insane → déclarer qn atteint(e) d'aliénation mentale
vi (= make a declaration) to certify to sb → faire une déclaration à qn, faire une déclaration devant qn

certify

vt
(= confirm)bescheinigen, bestätigen; (Jur) → beglaubigen; this is to certify that …hiermit wird bescheinigt or bestätigt, dass …; she was certified deadsie wurde für tot erklärt; certified as a true copybeglaubigte Abschrift; the painting has been certified (as) genuinedas Gemälde wurde als echt erklärt; certified cheque or (US) checkgedeckter Scheck
(Psych) → für unzurechnungsfähig erklären; (= put in asylum)in eine Anstalt einweisen; he should be certified (inf)der ist doch nicht ganz zurechnungsfähig (inf)
vi to certify to somebody/somethingsich für jdn/etw verbürgen

certify

[ˈsɜːtɪfaɪ] vt
a.certificare, attestare
the will has been certified → il testamento è stato autenticato
b. (Med) to certify sbdichiarare malato/a di mente qn

certify

(ˈsəːtifai) verb
1. to declare formally (eg that something is true). I certify that I witnessed the signing of his will.
2. to declare officially that (someone) is insane.
cerˌtifiˈcation noun
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