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certify

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of certify

  1. 1 to declare (something) to be true or genuine experts certified the letter as indeed having been written by Abraham Lincoln Synonyms of certify attest, authenticate, avouch, testify (to), vouch (for), witness Words Related to certify guarantee, warrant; affirm, assert, aver, avow, profess, vow

  2. 2 to give official or legal power to certified her as a teacher Synonyms of certify accredit, authorize, charter [British], commission, empower, enable, invest, license (also licence), qualify, vest, warrantWords Related to certify approve, clear, credential, endorse (also indorse), OK (or okay), sanction; affirm, confirm, validate; inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, swear in; allow, let, permit; enfranchise, entitle, privilegeNear Antonyms of certify ban, bar, block, constrain, deny, disallow, disbar, discourage, disenfranchise, disfranchise, exclude, hinder, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, prevent, shut out, stop; enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, vetoAntonyms of certify disqualify

  3. 3 to give evidence or testimony to the truth or factualness of please bring in a doctor's note to certify that you were really sick Synonyms of certify argue, attest, authenticate, bear out, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, validate, verify, vindicateWords Related to certify avouch, back (up), testify (to), vouch (for), witness; guarantee, warrant; affirm, assert, aver, avow, declare, profess; demonstrate, document, establish, prove, reinforce (also reenforce)Near Antonyms of certify contradict, gainsay; deny, disavow, disclaim; challenge, contest, dispute, questionAntonyms of certify disprove, rebut, refute

Synonym Discussion of certify

certify, attest, witness, vouch mean to testify to the truth or genuineness of something. certify usually applies to a written statement, especially one carrying a signature or seal.
    • certified that the candidate had met all requirements
attest applies to oral or written testimony usually from experts or witnesses.
    • attested to the authenticity of the document
witness applies to the subscribing of one's own name to a document as evidence of its genuineness.
    • witnessed the signing of the will
vouch applies to one who testifies as a competent authority or a reliable person.
    • willing to vouch for her integrity

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