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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CERTIFIED

The open sea, of the existence of which we are certified, must wash the shores of continents.

The moment you get your message I will hand you the certified cheque.'

I certified as to that much, and she immediately ran off to bring my sister.

They certified it with their own names, and then passed with their children into the sunshine.

I have no certified advice to offer on the question of textbooks.

If we were certified as to that, what would we not do for the child in spite of the father's brutality?

And yet, when all this is said and certified, Dickens is more right than Carlyle.

The evidence, no more than what had been published, was certified to this committee.

Oh, Cynthia, you are not the first one who has asked to have it certified.

They went to church in the evening, and that certified it to the young people.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "to declare the truth of," also "to vouch for or confirm" (an official record, etc.), from Old French certefiier "make certain, witness the truth of" (12c.), from Late Latin certificare "to certify, to make certain," from Latin certus (see certain) + root of facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Also used in Middle English in broader senses of "inform, give notice; instruct, to direct; to designate." Related: Certified; certifying. Certified public accountant attested from 1896.

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adjectiveofficially recognized

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