vet - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/vet/
present tense
I/you/we/theyvet
he/she/itvets
present participlevetting
past tensevetted
past participlevetted
  1. 1
    to check someone’s character or reputation to find out if they are suitable for a particular job

    They have to vet individuals who work with children.

  2. 2
    to examine something in order to decide if it is allowed

    Party officials vetted every story that went into the paper.