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This hardly seems the ideal time to reorganise certain already tricky arrangements. Times, Sunday Times (2009)To my certain knowledge he has also made a big contribution to politics at home. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This emphasis on music gives me a certain degree of licence in the play. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They hope it will lead to a better understanding of why people get certain diseases. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This outlawed the use of such evidence save in certain specified exceptional circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They had a certain amount of freedom. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is absurd and makes it look almost certain it will be kicked into the long grass. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The reaction from certain people was one of horror. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You have to be a certain way. The Sun (2013)Together they turned certain defeat into the narrowest of victories. The Sun (2016)This will make you certain what should happen next in a relationship. The Sun (2011)None of my witnesses seemed certain of anything except the young woman. North and South (1855)We have got certain commitments to make but there is no way we can honour them. The Sun (2011)Exposure to certain hormones might increase or reduce the risk of certain conditions and traits. The Sun (2012)This is because it is important to realize that artists cannot be completely certain of what they are doing. Improve Your Landscape PaintingAnd quite clearly he wants not only a team that wins trophies but a team that wins with a certain style. The Sun (2008)We all have opinions, but none of us can be absolutely certain about the answer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: certain /ˈsɜːtn/ ADJECTIVE
If you are certain about something, you know it is true.
She's certain that she's going to win.
- American English: certain
- Arabic: مُؤَكَّد
- Brazilian Portuguese: certo evidente
- Chinese: 确定的
- Croatian: siguran
- Czech: jistý
- Danish: sikker
- Dutch: zeker
- European Spanish: seguro
- Finnish: varma
- French: certain
- German: sicher
- Greek: σίγουρος
- Italian: certo
- Japanese: 確信している
- Korean: 확신하는
- Norwegian: sikker
- Polish: pewny niezawodny
- European Portuguese: certo evidente
- Romanian: sigur
- Russian: уверенный
- Spanish: cierto
- Swedish: säker utan tvivel
- Thai: แน่นอน
- Turkish: kesin
- Ukrainian: певний
- Vietnamese: chắc chắn
Definition of certain from the Collins English Dictionary
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