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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 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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Recent Examples on the Web Starting June 22, everyone is welcome to explore 7 acres of native plants in the certified organic gardens. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do in July in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 2 July 2020 Alison is a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor at Baptist East Milestone Wellness Center. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "This Louisville home serves up beachy vibes with seaside decor just in time for summer," 2 July 2020 The legendary soul singer is also a doula and now a certified midwife who helps guide pregnant moms through a safe delivery. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Erykah Badu Will Be The Midwife For This Pregnant Celebrity Mom," 26 June 2020 In June 2019, the common council unanimously approved a certified survey map for the development. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Condominiums start at $550,000 for a recently completed project in Delafield," 24 June 2020 Parents commonly want to leave more to children who run the family business or who help care for the parents in their later years, says Marianela Collado, a certified financial planner with Tobias Financial Advisors in Plantation, Florida. cleveland, "Should you leave your children an equal inheritance?," 13 June 2020 Starting June 22, everyone is welcome to explore 7 acres of native plants in the certified organic gardens. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do during June in Dallas-Fort Worth," 12 June 2020 Groundwork began in Los Angeles as a café and rare bookshop, but is now one of the state's first certified organic roasters, with locations in both California and Oregon. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, "Trade Coffee Allows You to Try Out Coffee Roasters From All Over the Country While Supporting COVID-19 Relief," 11 June 2020 Sloan received a certified letter on March 1, 1978, detailing the protocol for arguing before the Court. J.c. Hallman, The New Republic, "When Mr. Sloan Went to Washington," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of certified

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of certified was in 1611

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6 Jul 2020

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“Certified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/certified. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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