Definitions for: Certify

[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"
[v] declare legally insane
[v] guarantee payment on; of checks
[v] authorize officially
[v] guarantee as meeting a certain standard; "certified grade AAA meat"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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