de·​cer·​ti·​fy | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈsər-tə-ˌfī How to pronounce decertify (audio) \
decertified; decertifying; decertifies

Definition of decertify

transitive verb

: to withdraw or revoke the certification of

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decertification \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌsər-​tə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce decertify (audio) \ noun

Examples of decertify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web ABC News reported exclusively that Eastman was recently part of a small group of Trump allies who secured a private meeting in March to try to persuade the Republican leader of the Wisconsin state assembly to decertify Biden's win. Katherine Faulders, ABC News, 9 June 2022 We would likely be forced to decertify our local appeals board and send everything to Columbus to manage. cleveland, 18 May 2022 Trump commended Ramthun for attempting to put forward a resolution to decertify the 2020 election, which is impossible. Molly Beck, Journal Sentinel, 2 June 2022 Hice ran on his objection to the counting of Georgia's electoral votes and his pledge, even a year and a half after the 2020 election, try and decertify the results. Averi Harper, ABC News, 25 May 2022 One state representative, Timothy Ramthun, has put the call to decertify at the center of his campaign for governor. Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, 22 May 2022 Forty percent supported a resolution to decertify the 2020 election, which has been deemed by legal scholars and constitutional attorneys to be impossible even as Trump continues to say otherwise. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 24 May 2022 Two Republican candidates for governor have called to do so, including one, state Representative Timothy Ramthun, who has pushed to decertify the 2020 election. Globe Staff,, 23 May 2022 But the measure and a resolution to decertify the 2020 election ultimately failed. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of decertify

1918, in the meaning defined above

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transitive verb
de·​cer·​ti·​fy | \ dē-ˈsər-tə-ˌfī How to pronounce decertify (audio) \
decertified; decertifying

Legal Definition of decertify

: to withdraw or revoke the certification of decertified the class action suit especially : to withdraw the certification of (a labor union) as a collective bargaining agent petitions to decertify the union

Note: The National Labor Relations Board will decertify a union after an election in which the majority of members do not support the union or after participation in an illegal strike.

Other Words from decertify

decertification \ dē-​ˌsər-​tə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce decertify (audio) \ noun

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