- to examine or treat in one's capacity as a veterinarian or as a doctor.
- to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, validity, etc.: An expert vetted the manuscript before publication.
- to work as a veterinarian.
Origin of vet1
Related Wordsaudit, search, scan, oversee, review, probe, watch, investigate, scrutinize, observe, survey, supervise, consider, check, ponder, research, read, screen, inspect, explore
Examples from the Web for vetted
That freedom would be ended by Conservative government proposals, which will require speakers to be vetted by the university.To Stop ISIS, Britain Is Set to Stop Free Speech
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Hosts are vetted carefully, both for their cooking and entertaining skills.The Airbnb of Home-Cooked Meals
November 3, 2014
Who are the vetted rebels trained in Saudi Arabia meant to fight?Why Does the Free Syrian Army Hate Us?
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Once submitted, a detailed review is initiated and vetted by our teams, and listings deemed fraudulent will be removed promptly.Why eBay Is an Art Forger’s Paradise
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Because I vetted each of the chapters relating to every single person who was mentioned, there will be no surprises.The Reluctant Rockefeller Speaks Out
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"Oh, you've been vetted, there's no question of that," she agreed thoughtfully.The Story Of Julia Page
Uncle Roger had it vetted on the defence side, and so far it could stand a siege.The Lady of the Shroud
If the dear girl wanted to keep the thing we would have it vetted, definitely named, and warned as to followers.
- short for veterinary surgeon
- (tr) mainly British to make a prior examination and critical appraisal of (a person, document, scheme, etc)the candidates were well vetted See also positive vetting
- to examine, treat, or cure (an animal)
Word Origin and History for vetted
"to submit (an animal) to veterinary care," 1891, from veterinarian. The colloquial sense of "subject to careful examination" (as of an animal by a veterinarian, especially of a horse before a race) is first attested 1904, in Kipling. Related: Vetted; vetting.
1862, shortened form of veterinarian.
1848, shortened form of veteran.