What does certificate mean?

Definitions for certificate
sərˈtɪf ɪ kɪt; -ˌkeɪtcer·tifi·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. certificate, certification, credential, credentials(noun)

    a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

  2. security, certificate(verb)

    a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends

    "he held several valuable securities"

  3. certificate(verb)

    present someone with a certificate

  4. certificate(verb)

    authorize by certificate


  1. certificate(Noun)

    A document containing a certified statement.

  2. certificate(Noun)

    A document evidencing ownership or debt.

  3. certificate(Noun)

    The information needed in order to verify a positive answer to a problem.

  4. certificate(Verb)

    To supply with a certificate, especially following certification

Webster Dictionary

  1. Certificate(noun)

    a written testimony to the truth of any fact; as, certificate of good behavior

    Etymology: [See Certify.]

  2. Certificate(noun)

    a written declaration legally authenticated

    Etymology: [See Certify.]

  3. Certificate(verb)

    to verify or vouch for by certificate

    Etymology: [See Certify.]

  4. Certificate(verb)

    to furnish with a certificate; as, to certificate the captain of a vessel; a certificated teacher

    Etymology: [See Certify.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Certificate

    sėr-tif′i-kāt, n. a written declaration of some fact: a testimonial of character or definite statement of qualifications.—v.t. to give a certificate.—ns. Certificā′tion; Certif′icatory, a certificate—also adj.n. Cer′tifier, one who certifies.—v.t. Cer′tify, to make known as certain: to inform: to declare in writing:—pr.p. cer′tifying; pa.p. cer′tified. [Fr. certificat—L. certificāre, certus, and facĕre, to make.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. certificate

    A voucher or written testimony to the truth of any statement. An attestation of servitude, signed by the captain, is given with all discharges of men in the navy.

Editors Contribution

  1. certificate

    A type of electronic document showing proof of completed education, skill, training or qualification.

    The company requested all certificates of completed training are uploaded onto the MDF.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certificate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3428

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certificate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4089

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certificate' in Nouns Frequency: #1179

How to pronounce certificate?

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How to say certificate in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of certificate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of certificate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of certificate in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    No one is happier—no one is prouder—to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald, and that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter: Like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?

  2. Omar Sharif:

    This is my Kenyan birth certificate, this is my refugee number.

  3. Ned Allard:

    It's just hard to believe. Most riders that get injured have broken bones, not a death certificate.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The patriotic subject defines and describes not to accuse, abuse and kill the innocent ones since it violates the wide-scale task and description that, self-defense and respect; whereas, safeguard, for others as well accordingly human rights charter. The real patriotic waves and breathes not distinctions between internal and external figures and affairs. One can neither consider the criminal, terrorist, and killer, as a patriotic one nor uniform qualifies the certificate of patriotism.

  5. Jerry Brown:

    Today we require tax returns, but what would be next ? five years of health records ? A certified birth certificate ? High school report cards ? And will these requirements vary depending on which political party is in power ?

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