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CERTIFIED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does certified mean? 

CERTIFIED (adjective)
  The adjective CERTIFIED has 4 senses:

1. endorsed authoritatively as having met certain requirements
2. having quality or payment or delivery guaranteed
3. fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)
4. holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill

  Familiarity information: CERTIFIED used as an adjective is uncommon.


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CERTIFIED (adjective)


Sense 1certified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Endorsed authoritatively as having met certain requirements

Context example:

a certified public accountant

Similar:

certifiable (capable of being guaranteed or certified)

certificated; credentialed; documented (officially documented)

Antonym:

uncertified (lacking requisite official documentation or endorsement)


Sense 2certified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having quality or payment or delivery guaranteed

Context examples:

certified milk / certified check / certified mail

Similar:

secure (free from danger or risk)


Sense 3certified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)

Synonyms:

certifiable; certified

Similar:

insane (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement)


Sense 4certified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill

Synonyms:

qualified; certified

Context examples:

a registered pharmacist / a registered hospital

Similar:

registered (listed or recorded officially)


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