What does certify mean?

Definitions for certify
ˈsɜr təˌfaɪcer·ti·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidenceverb

    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. certifyverb

    guarantee payment on; of checks

  3. license, licence, certifyverb

    authorize officially

    "I am licensed to practice law in this state"

  4. certify, endorse, indorseverb

    guarantee as meeting a certain standard

    "certified grade AAA meat"

  5. certifyverb

    declare legally insane


  1. certifyverb

    to attest to as the truth or meeting a standard

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Certifyverb

    Etymology: certifier, Fr.

    The English embassadours returned out of Flanders from Maximilian, and certified the king, that he was not to hope for any aid from him. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    This is designed to certify those things that are confirmed of God’s favour. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.


  1. certify

    Certification is the provision by an independent body of written assurance (a certificate) that the product, service or system in question meets specific requirements. It is the formal attestation or confirmation of certain characteristics of an object, person, or organization. This confirmation is often, but not always, provided by some form of external review, education, assessment, or audit. Accreditation is a specific organization's process of certification. According to the U.S. National Council on Measurement in Education, a certification test is a credentialing test used to determine whether individuals are knowledgeable enough in a given occupational area to be labeled "competent to practice" in that area.


  1. certify

    To certify means to officially attest or confirm that something is true, accurate, genuine, or of a certain standard. It usually involves providing a document or proof that verifies certain facts or qualifications. This could apply to various contexts like education, product quality, legal matters, professional qualifications, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Certifyverb

    to give cetain information to; to assure; to make certain

  2. Certifyverb

    to give certain information of; to make certain, as a fact; to verify

  3. Certifyverb

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

  4. Etymology: [F. certifier, LL. certificare; L. certus certain + facere to make. See Certain, and cf. Certificate, v. t.]


  1. Certify

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Anagrams for certify »

  1. rectify

  2. cretify

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of certify in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of certify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of certify in a Sentence

  1. Bob Corker:

    Every 90 days, the President has to certify to us they're not developing a nuclear weapon, that there is no covert activity occurring, and there is not terrorism being conducted against the U.S. or its allies.

  2. Hamid Jafari:

    We need at least three years of no wild polio virus circulation and good surveillance for the Global Commission (for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication) to certify eradication of wild polio virus, we haven't seen type 3 wildtype in over three years. Hopefully very soon we will stop seeing wildtype type 1.

  3. Aboa Dogui:

    We have nearly 1,000 agents at SODEFOR. We can't certify that every one is behaving well, for the moment, we do not have information indicating bad behavior.

  4. Kyle Kondik:

    A higher percentage of the people who voted to certify are in competitive districts.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Here we are on the Pacific Ocean. How did I ever own this? I bought it 15 years ago. I made one of the great deals they say ever. I have no more mortgage on it as I will certify and represent to you. And I was able to buy this and make a great deal.

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  • удостоверявам, потвърждавам, свидетелствамBulgarian
  • zertifizierenGerman
  • πιστοποιώGreek
  • certigiEsperanto
  • certificarSpanish
  • گواهیPersian
  • todistaaFinnish
  • certifierFrench
  • shickyreeManx
  • וידאHebrew
  • certigarIdo
  • certificareItalian
  • 認証, 証明しますJapanese
  • certificarPortuguese
  • certificaRomanian
  • заверя́ть, подтверди́ть, засвиде́тельствовать, удостове́рить, подтвержда́ть, свиде́тельствовать, заве́рить, освиде́тельствовать, удостоверя́тьRussian
  • ధ్రువీకరించుTelugu
  • xác nhậnVietnamese
  • 證明Chinese

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