certify certify  /ˈsɜr tə ˌfaɪ/


  1. (v) provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
  2. (v) guarantee payment on; of checks
  3. (v) authorize officially
  4. (v) guarantee as meeting a certain standard
  5. (v) declare legally insane


  1. One measure would be to certify gymnastics coaches and clubs on a national level, ensuring a basic level of safety standards.
  2. At the same time, El-Baradi has pointed out that the IAEA cannot certify that Iran's program is exclusively peaceful.
  3. At that point, I'll call a nurse into the room so I can certify that this patient is dead.


  1. Son of Catawba woman deployed to Miss. for evaluated field exercise

    Navy Constructionman Jared M. Brooks, son of Julie C. Georges of Catawba and Michael A. Brooks of Bradenton, Fla., and other Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 recently deployed to Camp Shelby, Miss. to begin their evaluated field exercise. FEX consists of scenario based training and assessments to certify the battalion as the [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times

  2. Air Force, SpaceX cooperate on rocket certification

    The Space and Missile Systems Center said Tuesday that it signed an agreement with rocket maker SpaceX to cooperate on the company's efforts to certify one of its launch vehicles for national security missions.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Daily Breeze

  3. SMC Enters into Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with SpaceX

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Space and Missile Systems Center has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, as part of the company's effort to certify its Falcon 9...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire


  1. "This exemption will enable the Navy to train effectively and to certify carrier and expeditionary strike groups for deployment in support of worldwide operational and combat activities, which are essential to national security," Bush said.
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Seattle Times

  2. Among those recommendations, Leavitt told CBS' The Early Show, was to give agencies more authority to "certify products before they get to the United States that they meet our standards."
    on Nov 6, 2007 By: Mike Leavitt Source: TIME

  3. "Under both Democratic and Republican administrations, secretaries of Health and Human Services have declined to certify that foreign drugs _ like those allowed under the Dorgan Foreign Drug Act _ are safe for American consumers. They realized, as I...
    on May 7, 2007 By: Mike Enzi Source: FOXNews

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