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English verb: certify

1. certify (communication) provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

SamplesHis high fever attested to his illness.
The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication.
This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness.

ExamplesThey certify that there was a traffic accident

Synonymsattest, demonstrate, evidence, manifest

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bear witness, evidence, prove, show, testify

Narrower (hyponym)authenticate, condemn, notarise, notarize, reflect, reflect

Verb groupattest

2. certify (possession) guarantee payment on; of checks

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)secure

3. certify (social) authorize officially

SamplesI am licensed to practice law in this state.

Synonymslicence, license

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)authorise, authorize, clear, pass

Narrower (hyponym)accredit, charter, franchise, recognise, recognize

Entailapprove, O.K., okay, sanction

Antonymsdecertify, derecognise, derecognize

4. certify (social) guarantee as meeting a certain standard

SamplesCertified grade AAA meat.

Synonymsendorse, indorse

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)guarantee, warrant

5. certify (communication) declare legally insane

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)adjudge, declare, hold

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