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certify

verb     /ˈsɜː.tɪ.faɪ/ US  /ˈsɝː.t̬ə-/
[I or T] to say in a formal or official way, usually in writing, that something is true or correct : [+ (that)] I hereby certify (that) the above information is true and accurate . [+ noun/adj] The driver was certified (as) dead on arrival at the hospital . The meat has been certified (as) fit for human consumption .Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval [T] to say officially that someone is mentally ill : As a young man, he had been certified and sent to a hospital for the mentally ill .Science of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality certification     /ˌsɜː.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌsɝː.t̬ə-/ noun [U] Official documentsAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval
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