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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Certify  \Cer"ti*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Certified};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Certifying}.]  [F.  certifier,  LL  certificare;  L. 
  certus  certain  +  facere  to  make  See  {Certain},  and  cf 
  {Certificate},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  give  cetain  information  to  to  assure;  to  make  certain. 
 
  We  certify  the  king,  that  .  .  .  thou  shalt  have  no 
  portion  on  this  side  the  river.  --Ezra  iv  16. 
 
  2.  To  give  certain  information  of  to  make  certain,  as  a 
  fact  to  verify.  --Hammond. 
 
  The  industry  of  science  at  once  certifies  and 
  greatly  extends  our  knowledge  of  the  vastness  of  the 
  creation.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  3.  To  testify  to  in  writing;  to  make  a  declaration 
  concerning,  in  writing,  under  hand,  or  hand  and  seal. 
 
  The  judges  shall  certify  their  opinion  to  the 
  chancellor,  and  upon  such  certificate  the  decree  is 
  usually  founded.  --Blackstone. 
 
  {Certified  check},  A  bank  check,  the  validity  of  which  is 
  certified  by  the  bank  on  which  it  is  drawn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  certify 
  v  1:  provide  evidence  for  stand  as  proof  of  "His  high  fever 
  attested  to  his  illness";  "The  buildings  in  Rome 
  manifest  a  high  level  of  architectural  sophistication" 
  [syn:  {attest},  {manifest},  {demonstrate},  {evidence}] 
  2:  guarantee  payment  on  of  checks 
  3:  authorize  officially  [syn:  {license},  {licence}]  [ant:  {decertify}] 
  4:  guarantee  as  meeting  a  certain  standard;  "certified  grade 
  AAA  meat"  [syn:  {endorse}] 
  5:  declare  legally  insane 




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