vet·​ted | \ ˈve-təd How to pronounce vetted (audio) \

Definition of vetted

: having been subjected to evaluation or appraisal : critically reviewed and evaluated for official approval or acceptance … a central hub for victims, providing legal resources, a vetted list of lawyers … and how-to guides for petitioning lawmakers.— Ryan Broderick Internet users don't hate the media. … People want the vetted information the news media offer …— James Poniewozik … a carefully curated electronic eco-system that allows you to interact only with vetted software or Web sites.— John Pavlus — see also vet entry 3

First Known Use of vetted

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vetted was in 1924

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“Vetted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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