definite but not specified or identified
"set aside a certain sum each week"; "to a certain degree"; "certain breeds do not make good pets"; "certain members have not paid their dues"; "a certain popular teacher"; "a certain Mrs. Jones"
having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
"felt certain of success"; "was sure (or certain) she had seen it"; "was very sure in his beliefs"; "sure of her friends"
established beyond doubt or question; definitely known
"what is certain is that every effect must have a cause"; "it is certain that they were on the bus"; "his fate is certain"; "the date for the invasion is certain"
certain to occur; destined or inevitable
"he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death"; "sudden but sure regret"; "he is sure to win"
"his fate is sealed"
reliable in operation or effect
"a quick and certain remedy"; "a sure way to distinguish the two"; "wood dust is a sure sign of termites"
exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance
"be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through"; "be sure to lock the doors"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
That is authentic which is true to the facts; that is genuine which is true to its own claims; as, authentic history; genuine money.
A 'genuine' work is one written by the author whose name it bears; an 'authentic' work is one which relates truthfully the matters of which it treats. For example, the apocryphal Gospel of St. Thomas is neither 'genuine' nor 'authentic.' It is not 'genuine,' for St. Thomas did not write it; it is not 'authentic,' for its contents are mainly fables and lies.
TrenchOn the Study of Words lect. vi, p. 189. [ W. J. Widdleton]
Authentic is, however, used by reputable writers as synonymous with genuine, tho usually where genuineness carries a certain authority. We speak of accepted conclusions, certain evidence, current money, genuine letters, a legitimate conclusion or legitimate authority, original manuscripts, real value, received interpretation, sure proof, a true statement, a trustworthy witness, a veritable discovery.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
Dictionary of English Synonymes
indubitable, unquestionable, indisputable, undeniable, incontestable, uncontrovertible, unquestioned, undisputed, undoubted, absolute, positive, plain, past dispute, beyond all question, sure as fate, sure as a gun, clear as day, not doubtful
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How to use certain in a sentence?
I'm certain that the whole group will think of it as the game of their lives because Portugal have never won a title, we can go down in Portuguese history. There is nothing like playing in a competition like this for our country.
Life is astounding and not strange. If one thing is certain that is change, guide and choreograph the dance of creativity and save yourself from helpless captivity. Winds of change will allow you to give all you have and receive all you can with grace. Let change be seamless and not at a jolting pace. Be aware in the moment of change as it will determine your fall or rise, choreograph the change to MickeyMize.
India is a positive, successful story up to a certain point. From now on, that positive story won't be sufficient and they'll need to do more, when you have a government that cut money to health, you cannot be satisfied. This is a major gap that has to be fixed.
We've really gone for it in a major way but I'm absolutely certain that's the right approach, these boats now foil out of the water. There's very little in the water. It's about aerodynamics, it's about control systems, hydraulic systems and the automotive industry obviously lead the way.
There is a certain need for improvement.
Translations for certain
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- أكيد, محدّد, متأكدArabic
- определен, уверен, сигуренBulgarian
- certCatalan, Valencian
- určitý, jistýCzech
- visse, vist, vis, sikker, sikre, sikkertDanish
- gewiss, sicher, bestimmtGerman
- cierta, ciertoSpanish
- مسلم - قطعیPersian
- varma, muuan, tiettyFinnish
- deimhin, dearfa, cinnteIrish
- deimhinne, cinnteachScottish Gaelic
- bizonyos, biztosHungarian
- viss, öruggur, ákveðinnIcelandic
- とある, 定か, 一定, 確か, 特定, あるJapanese
- quīdam, certusLatin
- visse, visst, viss, sikker, enkelteNorwegian
- anumit, sigur, cert, anumeRomanian
- уверенный, некий, определённый, некоторыйRussian
- tzeltu, tzertu, certuSardinian
- nȅkī, òdrēđen, sȉgūranSerbo-Croatian
- säkert, säker, vissa, säkra, visst, vissSwedish
- kesin, belliTurkish
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