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certified

adjective

: having met the official requirements that are needed to do particular type of work

: officially approved as having met a standard

: real or genuine

Full Definition of CERTIFIED

1
:  having earned certification <a certified gemologist>
2
:  genuine, authentic <a certified big shot> <certified intellectuals>
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Examples of CERTIFIED

  1. You must be certified in order to practice medicine.
  2. The carpentry work must be done by someone who is certified for the job.
  3. The food is certified kosher.
  4. Her boyfriend's a certified weirdo.

First Known Use of CERTIFIED

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