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English definition of “vet”

vet

verb [T]
 
 
/vet/ (-tt-)
HR to carefully check information about someone before employing them to make certain that they are suitable, do not have a criminal record, etc.: Candidates for senior positions are vetted by the board of directors.
to carefully check information, especially financial information, about someone who is applying for a loan or to rent or buy a property: Mortgage lenders are now vetting applicants more carefully.
to examine something carefully to make certain it is suitable, correct, etc.: The results of the survey have been carefully vetted by independent researchers.
vetting noun [U]
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