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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The recommendations ahead are either Lab-tested by our product experts, personal favorites among our staffers or popular services with vetted consumer reviews and ratings. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, 24 Feb. 2023 The Chronicle Food + Wine team spent the month visiting the region’s newcomers, and this vetted list is the result of those efforts. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Dec. 2022 The bill would create a vetted list of electric school bus vendors for schools to choose from. Zayna Syed, The Arizona Republic, 10 Feb. 2022 Lenders now order property appraisals through an AMC that has a vetted list of licensed appraisers. Megan Micco, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 Ahead, shop a vetted list of everything from 50% off at very popular fashion retailers to markdowns on bestselling mattresses and evens some really sweet Dyson steals. Alexandra Polk,, 14 Feb. 2021 Earlier this week, Parkland was giving its vaccines to high-risk patients, first responders with specific agencies and a vetted list of Dallas ISD employees who met Phase 1B criteria. Dallas News, 16 Jan. 2021 Your Realtor may even have a vetted list of contractors to help you with any projects. John Nugent, Houston Chronicle, 6 June 2020 Use sites like Vestiaire or Resee to find deals on pre-vetted, secondhand luxury items. Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNN, 13 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vetted was in 1924

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“Vetted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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