verb (certifies, certifying, certified)[with object]
- 1Attest or confirm in a formal statement: the profits for the year had been certified by the auditors [with clause]: the Law Society will certify that the sum charged is fair and reasonableMore example sentences
- He certifies the statements made above are correct and complete.
- He was certified dead at Fairfield General Hospital.
- The man, in his early 20s, was certified dead at the scene.
- 1.1chiefly British Officially recognize as possessing certain qualifications or meeting certain standards: scenes of violence had to be cut before the film could be certified (as adjective certified) a certified accountantMore example sentences
- Choke holds should be taught only by qualified and certified instructors.
- To do the review we wanted pathologists who were board certified and had extensive clinical experience, and we wanted to limit the number of reviewers to only a few.
- I was board certified in general surgery in 1991, and in plastic surgery in 1993.
- 1.2Officially declare insane.More example sentences
- With the exception of those who can be certified insane, these homeless people cannot be detained anywhere against their will.
- My husband and I have been happily married for 27 years and are known to be certified insane.
- Only four of the eighteen are, or have been, certified insane.
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- Research shows a high level of mistakes made by certifiers at all levels of doctors, from housemen to consultants and including GPs.
- I understand there was no intention to do away with private certifiers, but that is exactly what will happen.
- Mr. Clay for the claimants on the other hand argues that in building contracts there is a continuum of decision makers spreading from certifiers (usually architects or engineers) to the House of Lords.
Middle English: from Old French certifier, from late Latin certificare, from Latin certus 'certain'.