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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to confirm as valid)
a. certificar
I certify that this is a true copy of the original document.Certifico que esta es una copia fiel del documento original.
b. dar fe de
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
The notary certified the signatures of those present.El notario dio fe de las firmas de los presentes.
c. declarar
The doctor certified the death was due to asphyxiation.La doctora declaró que la muerte fue a causa de asfixia.
2. (to declare insane)
a. declarar demente
He was certified because of a serious mental illness.Lo declararon demente porque sufría una enfermedad mental grave.
b. declarar que uno no está en posesión de sus facultades mentales
The doctors certified him because he was a danger to himself.Los médicos declararon que no estaba en posesión de sus facultades mentales ya que existía riesgo de que se hiciera daño a sí mismo.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Anyone who drives that fast on these roads should be certified!Cualquiera que conduzca a esa velocidad en estas carreteras está como una cabra.
That's the craziest thing I've ever seen. You should be certified!Es lo más loco que he visto jamás. ¡Estás para que te encierren!
3. (to license)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. habilitar
This qualification does not certify you to practice medicine in this state.Este título no lo habilita para ejercer de médico en este estado.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (confirm)
a. certificar
to certify that something is truedar fe de que algo es verdad
this is to certify that…por la presente certifico que…
to certify somebody insanedeclarar demente a alguien
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certify [ˈsɜːtɪfaɪ]
transitive verb
1 (confirm) certificar
certified as a true copy confirmada como copia auténtica; to certify that... declarar que...
2 (Med)
to certify sb (insane) certificar que algn no está en posesión de sus facultades mentales
the Minister for Defence Procurement attempted to have him certified as insane She was certified insane, and sent away to a mental asylum allegations that political dissidents were being certified as insane
you ought to be certified! especially ¡estás como una cabra!; ¡estás para que te encierren!
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