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certify

[ sur-tuh-fahy ]SEE DEFINITION OF certify

Synonyms for certify

  • accredit
  • approve
  • ascertain
  • authorize
  • confirm
  • endorse
  • guarantee
  • license
  • notify
  • validate
  • verify
  • assure
  • attest
  • authenticate
  • aver
  • avow
  • commission
  • corroborate
  • okay
  • profess
  • reassure
  • sanction
  • show
  • state
  • swear
  • testify
  • vouch
  • witness
  • rubber-stamp
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Antonyms for certify

  • deny
  • disallow
  • disapprove
  • disprove
  • invalidate
  • oppose
  • refuse
  • reject
  • veto
  • conceal
  • disclaim
  • hide
  • refute
  • renounce
  • contradict
  • counteract
  • disavow
  • discredit
  • repudiate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CERTIFY

"That he is actually off by the train to London, I can certify," was the reply of Hamish.

We could procure that telegram from Port Arthur, and we could get the landlord to certify to his story.

Should not we cautiously open it, Captain, and certify ourselves what is therein?

I have only to get two doctors to certify to the fact of his insanity, and the deed is done.

An invoice of his goods was presented to the agent, who had to certify to its correctness.

"I'm certainly not going to certify that boy as a lunatic," he said.

I have now to certify that you have taken the oath and signed before me.

But I certify you, brethren, that the Gospel which was preached of me is not after man.

I certify you will reach the spot whither I have to guide you.

Here is another anecdote, for the truth of which I can certify.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CERTIFY

accredit

verbgive authorization or control
  • appoint
  • approve
  • authorize
  • certify
  • commission
  • empower
  • enable
  • endorse
  • entrust
  • guarantee
  • license
  • okay
  • recognize
  • sanction
  • vouch for
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