verb (used with object), cer·ti·fied, cer·ti·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), cer·ti·fied, cer·ti·fy·ing.
Origin of certify
Examples from the Web for certify
In order to withhold the photographs, the secretary of defense must certify that photographs could cause harm to Americans.The Detainee Abuse Photos Obama Didn’t Want You To See|Noah Shachtman, Tim Mak|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The FAA will have to certify SpaceShipTwo as airworthy, but there are as yet no protocols in place for that process.Tycoons in Space: One in Orbit and One Still Grounded|Clive Irving|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The decision to certify the planes and their sensors has been pending since late last year, long before the Ukraine crisis began.Pentagon Moves to Block Russian Spy Plane in American Skies|Eli Lake|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first is how the FAA can certify the craft as safe for passenger flight.Branson’s Galactic Obstacles: Tom Bower Puts a Damper on Virgin’s Space Flight Dreams|Clive Irving|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The folks from RecordSetter.com were there, the hosts told the hopeful twerkers, to adjudicate and certify the world record.Scandal in Twerktown: Big Freedia’s Twerking World Record Challenged|Brian Ries|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cowper—When you returned to the Coroner's inquest, what did you certify as your opinion?State Trials Vol. 2 (of 2)|Various
Why will they attempt to bribe Science to certify to the writings of God?Individuality|Robert G. Ingersoll
He could, indeed, certify to himself that the drawing of the features was correct enough.
Another there was who asked the Captain to certify that he had not received royal pay, he himself having given it.The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros|Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
They would not hesitate to certify to the land office that such lands were "unoccupied."Glimpses of Three Coasts|Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for certify
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for certify
Word Origin and History for certify
mid-14c., "to declare the truth of," also "to vouch for or confirm" (an official record, etc.), from Old French certefiier "make certain, witness the truth of" (12c.), from Late Latin certificare "to certify, to make certain," from Latin certus (see certain) + root of facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Also used in Middle English in broader senses of "inform, give notice; instruct, to direct; to designate." Related: Certified; certifying. Certified public accountant attested from 1896.