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certified \certified\ adj.

  1. endorsed authoritatively as having met certain requirements; guranteed; as, certified milk; certified mail; a certified check. Opposite of uncertified. [Narrower terms: certificated, credentialed, documented; guaranteed] See also certifiable.

  2. legally insane according to clinical criteria.

    Syn: certifiable.

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

    Syn: qualified.


vb. (en-past of: certify)


See certify

  1. v. provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness" [syn: attest, manifest, demonstrate, evidence]

  2. guarantee payment on; of checks

  3. authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state" [syn: license, licence] [ant: decertify]

  4. guarantee as meeting a certain standard; "certified grade AAA meat" [syn: endorse, indorse]

  5. declare legally insane

  6. [also: certified]

  1. adj. endorsed authoritatively as having met certain requirements; "a certified public accountant" [ant: uncertified]

  2. having quality or payment or delivery guaranteed; "certified milk"; "certified check"; "certified mail"

  3. fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly) [syn: certifiable]

  4. holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill; "a registered pharmacist"; "a registered hospital" [syn: qualified]

Certified (David Banner album)

Certified is the fourth studio album by American rapper and record producer David Banner. It was released on September 20, 2005, by SRC and Universal Records. Most of the album's production was handled by Banner. The album features guest appearances from Jadakiss, Jazze Pha, Talib Kweli, Twista and Jagged Edge, among others. The first single was "Ain't Got Nothing" (backed with "Certified"). The second single was " Play" (backed with "Westside") which reached number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In early 2006 promotional "Gangsta Walk" and "On Everything" (backed with "Fucking") were released.

Certified (Unladylike album)

Certified is the debut album released by rap group, Unladylike. It was released on June 2, 2009 through Def Jam Recordings and peaked at 76 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The first single off the album is Bartender.

Certified (Lil' Flip & Gudda Gudda album)

'' Certified'' is a collaboration album by rappers Lil' Flip and Gudda Gudda of Young Money Entertainment.

Certified (disambiguation)

Certified refers to the confirmation of certain characteristics of an object, person, or organization. Any movie with the opening scene with Ramstein in it. Certified may also refer

  • Certified (Herb Robertson album), 1991
  • Certified (David Banner album), 2005
  • Certified (Lil' Flip & Gudda Gudda album), 2009
  • Certified (Unladylike album), 2009
  • "Certified" (song), a song by Glasses Malone
Certified (song)

"Certified" is a song by American rapper Glasses Malone, released as the first single from his third studio album, Beach Cruiser. The track is produced by DJ Toomp and features Akon.

West coast artists such as Jay Rock, E-40, and Mack 10 make cameos in the music video. The music video premiered on BET's 106 & Park on March 4, 2008.

The remix features Kam, Bun B and Lil Wayne.

Another remix by artists signed to Malone's record label Blu Division featuring Conflict, Quiz, The Bloc Boyz, K-Style, Roc Slanga and Akon.

Certified (Herb Robertson album)

Certified is the fourth album by trumpeter Herb Robertson which was recorded and released in 1991 on the JMT label.

Usage examples of "certified".

Fritz is a certified moron who calls himself a private dick because he thinks it wows the chicks, and Barani was a beat cop who got busted for taking a bribe.

After all, he was at least a little bit of a mage, as well as a certified bonesetter and herb-Healer, and Selenay of Valdemar had decreed that Valdemar still needed mages.

A certified copy, anyway, and the findings of the Denazification Court.

American candidate, a valid Vietnamese nationalist whose Francophobia absolved him of any taint of colonialism and whose approval by Cardinal Spellman certified his anti-Communism.

The letter was written originally in Guarani, and a certified translation of it exists at Simancas, Legajo 7,385, folio 13.

I suppose I shall not have the chance in these degenerate days to see any long-pig eaten, but at least I am already the possessor of a duly certified Marquesan calabash, oblong in shape, curiously carved, over a century old, from which has been drunk the blood of two shipmasters.

In that apartment, I had been the subject matter expert, and had not only done my job but also certified to myself that I was ready to go on to the next level of medicolegal investigation, to become an MLI-II.

Zoyd was both a certified pizzamaniac and a cheapskate, but not once had he ever hustled Prairie for one nepotistic slice of the Bodhi Dharma product.

Each one is a certified historical reenactor capable of providing you with hours of informative conversation.

A certified graphoanalyst, or handwriting expert, for twenty-five years, Samas, who is also a psychotherapist, had completed undergraduate and graduate studies at Columbia University and once served as the president of the New York chapter of the International Graphoanalysis Society.

And with a little luck and expert timing, Scottie might even catch Mian Krucevic, certified sicko, with all the adulation that could bring.

As the solemn ritual began, the immigration man asked each of the applicants routine questions about the Constitution and the President, then certified them as having completed satisfactorily their course of prescribed study.

A July 2001 investigation by the New York Times showed that of the 2,490 overseas ballots that ended up being included in the certified election results, 680 were considered flawed and questionable.

All 3,258 county residents who were identified as possible felons on the central voter file sent by the state were sent a certified letter informing them that their voting rights were in jeopardy.

The gist of the letter was to make Lopez understand that Parker must at once sell certain interests in a coming cargo of guano,-- at whatever sacrifice,--unless he could be certified as that money which must be paid in February, and which he, Parker, must pay, should Ferdinand Lopez be at that moment be unable to meet his bond.