decertify

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ certify

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈsɜː(ɹ)tɪfaɪ/

Verb[edit]

decertify (third-person singular simple present decertifies, present participle decertifying, simple past and past participle decertified)

  1. To remove the certification of.
    • 1988 November 11, Michael Miner, “Strike Accord at the Tribune; Is the Sun-Times Next?”, Chicago Reader:
      As Sallas immediately said, the 130 scabs who so easily replaced the striking printers in '85 won't be foisted upon the union--to degrade it and possibly decertify it.