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Topic: PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: certifier, from Late Latin certificare, from Latin certus; CERTAIN1

certify

verb
     
cer‧ti‧fy past tense and past participle certified, present participle certifying, third person singular certifies [transitive]
1 to state that something is correct or true, especially after some kind of test:
The accounts were certified by an auditor.
certify (that)
We need to certify that the repairs have been satisfactorily carried out.
certify somebody dead (=when a doctor says officially that a person is dead) British English
The driver was certified dead at the scene.
2 to give an official paper to someone which states that they have completed a course of training for a profession [↪ certificate]
certify somebody as something
She was certified as a teacher in 1990.
3MPMI to officially state that someone is mentally ill
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