certified certified  /ˈsɜr tə ˌfaɪd/


  1. (adj) endorsed authoritatively as having met certain requirements
  2. (adj) fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)
  3. (adj) holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill
  4. (v) provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
  5. (v) guarantee payment on; of checks
  6. (v) authorize officially
  7. (v) guarantee as meeting a certain standard
  8. (v) declare legally insane


  1. I am now board certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Neurosurgery.
  2. To the rescue came Bill Fink, a San Francisco Moggie-phile and dealer who managed to get the car certified by running its BuickRover V8 on propane.
  3. Although Tierney and Sierra have certified 250 trainers through weekend workshops, you might be hard-pressed to find a class at your local gym.


  1. Red Hat Honors Rafael Guimaraes as 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

    Red Hat, Inc. , the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Rafael Guimaraes, analyst at Petrobras, has been named the 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Imagine Dragons' Full Length Debut Night Visions Certified RIAA Platinum In The US

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KIDinaKORNER / Interscope recording artist IMAGINE DRAGONS' debut album, Night Visions is certified platinum by the RIAA. Night Visions , released on ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. State nationally certified teachers to be honored

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginias newest nationally certified teachers are being honored at a ceremony.The Department of Education says 61 teachers who received National Board Certification last year will be recognized Wednesday night at the Clay Center ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette


  1. "All this may require rethinking long-standing service assumptions and priorities about which missions require certified pilots and which do not," Gates said, referring to so-called unmanned aerial vehicles that are controlled by service members...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said Monday that Burris would not be permitted to take his seat because Burris "has not been certified by the state of Illinois," a reference to incomplete paperwork that only touches on the...
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: Harry Reid Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "The popular vote in Florida and Michigan has already been counted," Clinton said. "It was determined by election results. It was certified by election officials in each state. The question is whether those 2.3 million Democrats will be...
    on Apr 5, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Bloomberg

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