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Definition 1: provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes - [verb of communication]

Samples where certify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for certify in the sense of this definition

(certify is a kind of ...) provide evidence for

"The blood test showed that he was the father" "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

(... is a kind of certify ) establish the authenticity of something

(... is a kind of certify ) give evidence of the quality of

"The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"

(... is a kind of certify ) give evidence of a certain behavior

"His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"

(... is a kind of certify ) authenticate as a notary

"We had to have the signature notarized"

(... is a kind of certify ) demonstrate the guilt of (someone)

"Her strange behavior condemned her"

(certify has a similar meaning as ...) establish or verify the usage of

"This word is not attested until 1993"

Definition 2: declare legally insane - [verb of communication]

(certify is a kind of ...) declare to be

"She was declared incompetent" "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

Definition 3: guarantee payment on; of checks - [verb of possession]

(certify is a kind of ...) assure payment of

Samples where certify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • certified grade AAA meat

Synonyms for certify in the sense of this definition

(certify is a kind of ...) stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of

"The dealer warrants all the cars he sells" "I warrant this information"

Samples where certify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am licensed to practice law in this state

Synonyms for certify in the sense of this definition

(certify is a kind of ...) grant authorization or clearance for

"Clear the manuscript for publication" "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

(... is a kind of certify ) grant a franchise to

(... is a kind of certify ) grant a charter to

(... is a kind of certify ) grant credentials to

"The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution" "recognize an academic degree"

(certify implies ...) give sanction to

"I approve of his educational policies"

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