re·​cer·​ti·​fy (ˌ)rē-ˈsər-tə-ˌfī How to pronounce recertify (audio)
recertified; recertifying; recertifies

transitive verb

: to certify again
… a wide variety of professionals, from dentists to financial planners, are being pressed to recertify their skills.Anthony Ramirez

Examples of recertify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For some borrowers, IDR increases long-run delinquency The catch is that borrowers must recertify their incomes every year to remain enrolled in IDR. Preston Cooper, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Each year, payment amounts will be reassessed based on income, which is derived directly from the Internal Revenue Service, so borrowers don’t need to recertify their income or reapply every year. Carmen Nesbitt, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Sep. 2023 The magazine obtained emails that detail how Trump advisers worked on plans to recertify Arizona for the former president, even though Joe Biden won the state. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 27 Jan. 2022 With nearly one-third of Boeing’s 737 Max inventory belonging to Chinese airlines, China’s reluctance to recertify the aircraft has slowed what was already expected to be a long recovery. David Trainer, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 The process to recertify more than 250 rail operators will take two to three months, Metro said. Justin George, Washington Post, 15 May 2022 Every year, the couple needed to recertify to continue being resource parents, a process that includes a walk-through of the home. Karen Garciastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2022 Since the results of a recount become the official results, those counties had to recertify their results. Kate Brumback,, 7 Dec. 2020 Trump and Eastman claimed that Pence could block the certification of election results on Jan. 6 by approving false electors from states that voted for Biden, by sending the votes back to the states to recertify or by outright declaring Trump the winner. Katherine Swartz, USA TODAY, 20 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recertify was in 1650

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“Recertify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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