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certify

(Approve), verb accede to, accept, accord, accord one's approval, accredit, acknowledge, admit, agree, agree to, allow, assent, assent to, authorize, charter, concur, concur in, confirm, confirm officially, consent, countenance, empower, endorse, entitle, establish, give assent, give clearance, give consent, give permission, legalize, license, make valid, permit, pronounce legal, ratify, sanction, uphold, validate, yield assent

certify

(Attest), verb acknowledge, advance, affirm, affirm explicitly, affirm in an official capacity, allege, assert, assert formally, assert oneself, assert positively, assert under oath, asseverate, assure, attest, authenticate, aver, avouch, avow, be sworn, bear out, bear witness, bear witness to, bring forward, claim, confess, confirm, confirm as correct, confirmare, convenant, corroborate, countersign, declare the truth of, declare to be true, deliver as one's act and deed, depone, depose, document, endorse, ensure, evince, execute, fortify, give a guarantee, give one's word, guarantee, guaranty, insist, insure, issue a statement, make absolute, make certain, make one's oath, make sure, proclaim, pronounce, ratify, reaffirm, reassure, reinsure, set one's hand and seal to, solemnly affirm, state emphatically, state with conviction, stress, sustain, swear, swear an affiiavit, take one's oath, testify, utter with conviction, validate, verify, vouch, vouch for, vouch for as genuine, warrant
Associated concepts: certification of pleadings
See also: accredit, acknowledge, adduce, affirm, allow, approve, ascertain, assert, assure, attest, audit, authorize, avouch, avow, bear, bond, cite, claim, confirm, corroborate, cosign, countersign, declare, depose, endorse, ensure, establish, evidence, guarantee, indorse, legitimate, let, maintain, manifest, notarize, permit, posit, promise, qualify, reassure, seal, show, sign, sponsor, state, subscribe, substantiate, support, sustain, swear, testify, uphold, validate, verify, vouch, vow, witness
References in classic literature ?
I always go to visit a bereaved family," the doctor answered, "either to certify the death, or to see that no mischance caused by grief has befallen the living.
The disease and deformity around us certify the infraction of natural, intellectual, and moral laws, and often violation on violation to breed such compound misery.
Mrs Waters then informed them that she believed Jones would very shortly be released; for that the surgeon was gone, in company with a nobleman, to the justice who committed him, in order to certify that Mr Fitzpatrick was out of all manner of danger, and to procure his prisoner his liberty.
I have seen the letters, in a heap, all of them written in the same brief, business-like form of words: " Sir,--This is to certify that I am still a living man.
I certify, with my whole heart, to the fidelity of the portrait.
What-d' ye-call-him's grounds, at the back here, comes to the house for assistance this morning, and is immediately laid hold of and maltreated, by that ingenious gentleman with the candle in his hand: who has placed his life in considerable danger, as I can professionally certify.
The FSC itself does not certify products or sources of sustainable wood.