cer·​ti·​fied ˈsər-tə-ˌfīd How to pronounce certified (audio)
: having earned certification
a certified gemologist
: genuine, authentic
a certified big shot
certified intellectuals

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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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of certified was in 1611

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“Certified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/certified. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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