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make certain (that) something

To check something in order to confirm that it is true, correct, or happening. I just want to make certain that our meeting is still on for tomorrow morning. Will you make certain that our bags are on the train?
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make ˈcertain (that...)

find out whether something is definitely true: I think there’s a bus at 8 o’clock but you’d better call to make certain.
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This bipartisan legislation would make certain that women serving in the Reserve Component receive pay and points for 12 pay periods (equal to six drill weekends) towards retirement after pregnancy and childbirth, thereby guaranteeing paid maternity leave for approximately 150,000 women currently serving in the National Guard and Reserve.
One of the patternmaker's chief obligations is to make certain that the casting buyer and foundry are in total communication and they both agree that the foundry meets the buyer's expectations.