- 1 vet somebody to find out about a person's past life and career in order to decide if they are suitable for a particular job synonym screen All candidates are carefully vetted for security reasons.
- 2vet something to check the contents, quality, etc. of something carefully synonym screen All reports are vetted before publication. She insists on vetting questions prior to an interview.
NAmE//vɛt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vet
he / she / it vets
past simple vetted
-ing form vetting