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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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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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12 Aug 2022

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“Certified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/certified. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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