1 determined, set, fixed, predetermined, decided, settled, firm, stable, invariable, established, standard, constant, unchanging, steady, unfluctuating, non-fluctuating, traditional:
He agreed to pay a certain yearly rent. She met him there every day at a certain time.
2 sure, unerring, definite, dependable, trustworthy, unfailing, infallible, reliable, assured, guaranteed:
How do you know that the dividend is certain?
3 sure, inevitable, inescapable, destined, predestined, ineluctable, inexorable, unavoidable, definite, firm; unchanging, changeless, infallible, permanent, Colloq on the cards, a sure thing, US in the cards:
It is not always certain that justice will triumph. Nothing is certain but death and taxes.
4 indubitable, indisputable, undisputed, undoubted, sure, doubtless, unequivocal, incontestable, undeniable, incontrovertible, absolute, irrefutable, unquestionable, unquestioned, unarguable, valid:
It is certain only that we exist, according to Descartes.
5 confident; assured, sure, positive, definite:
I am certain that she did not steal the money.
6 specific, particular, definite; unnamed, unspecified, non-specified, non-specific:
He gave us certain information which we now have reason to doubt.
be, feel, look, seem
Digby looked certain to be the next president.
| become, grow
I grew more and more certain that she was lying to me.
Make certain that you lock the door if you go out.
very | absolutely, quite | by no means
It's by no means certain that she'll get the job.
| almost | fairly, pretty
Are you quite certain about this?
can't/couldn't say for certain
I think she's a teacher, but I couldn't say for certain.
| not know for certain
I don't know for certain how many people are coming.
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