- 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 vetting
One of the key staffers in his office, Maureen Connelly, was charged with vetting the commercials.David Garth, the Consultant Who Talked Up to Voters
December 15, 2014
Yousef was tasked with arranging meetings and vetting guests.When the Son of Hamas Spied for Israel
August 5, 2014
And here is where things get squiggly: “The DPH did a bad job on the vetting process,” said Martinez.Weed Cops Blaze New Trail
Valerie Vande Panne
March 4, 2014
Furthermore, Kiir then submitted the new Cabinet members to Parliament for vetting, just as the constitution requires.The South Sudan Clashes Are No Tribal War
December 30, 2013
Miranda Green reports on the outrage in Congress—and the problems with our vetting system.How Did He Get Clearance?
June 13, 2013
- 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 vetting
"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.