certified

adjective
cer·​ti·​fied | \ ˈsər-tə-ˌfīd How to pronounce certified (audio) \

Definition of certified

1 : having earned certification a certified gemologist
2 : genuine, authentic a certified big shot certified intellectuals

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Synonyms & Antonyms for certified

Synonyms

authentic, bona fide, certifiable, dinkum [Australian & New Zealand], echt, genuine, honest, pukka (also pucka), real, right, sure-enough, true

Antonyms

bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, mock, phony (also phoney), pseudo, sham, spurious, suppositious, supposititious, unauthentic, unreal

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Examples of certified in a Sentence

You must be certified in order to practice medicine. The carpentry work must be done by someone who is certified for the job. The food is certified kosher. Her boyfriend's a certified weirdo.
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Here's how to do each move: Demoing the moves below is Amanda Wheeler, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and cofounder of Formation Strength, an online women’s training group that serves the LGBTQ community and allies. Amy Marturana, SELF, "A 4-Move Upper-Body Kettlebell Workout to Strengthen Your Arms, Back, and Shoulders," 9 July 2019 According to the school’s internal review, present along with Sims at the practice were nine other football coaches, head athletic trainer TJ Horton, eight student helpers and three certified trainers. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Collapse and Confusion: The Death of a Juco Football Player," 24 June 2019 In the meantime, Brown suggests finding an adviser affiliated with industry organizations like his own, or consider a certified financial planner who adheres to the fiduciary standard. Sarah Skidmore Sell, chicagotribune.com, "Soon your stock broker will have to act in your ‘best interest.’ Here’s what that means without the legalese.," 24 June 2019 The average salary for a certified corrections officer is about $33,500 a year, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. Skyler Swisher, sun-sentinel.com, "18-year-olds can now serve as prison guards in Florida," 20 June 2019 For many children, that’s exactly what the duck provides, according to Joe Bauer, a certified child life specialist at Children’s National. Peter Holley, Washington Post, "Children battling cancer can’t always express their feelings. Now a robotic duck is doing it for them.," 20 June 2019 Take advantage of spectacular photographic opportunities, practicing tricks and tips from our certified photo instructor. National Geographic, "Wild Alaska Escape: A Voyage from Juneau to Ketchikan," 17 June 2019 McCormack — a certified helicopter instructor and commercial pilot — was the only person to die during Monday’s crash-landing. Matt Mcnulty, PEOPLE.com, "Helicopter Pilot That Crashed Into N.Y.C. Building Didn't Have Certificate to Fly in Bad Weather," 12 June 2019 Here's how to do each move: Demoing the moves below is Amanda Wheeler, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and cofounder of Formation Strength, an online women’s training group that serves the LGBTQ community and allies. Amy Marturana, SELF, "A 4-Move Lower-Body Kettlebell Workout to Strengthen Your Legs and Butt," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of certified

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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