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English noun: certificate

1. certificate (communication) a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

Synonymscertification, credential, credentials

Broader (hypernym)document, papers, written document

Narrower (hyponym)bill of health, birth certificate, certificate of incorporation, commission, diploma, military commission, probate, probate will, registration, sheepskin, teacher's certificate, teaching certificate

2. certificate (possession) a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends

SamplesHe held several valuable securities.


Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Narrower (hyponym)agency security, bond, bond certificate, convertible, convertible security, government security, letter security, listed security, mortgage-backed security, OTC security, over the counter security, partnership certificate, proprietorship certificate, registered security, scrip, stock, stock certificate, tax-exempt, tax-exempt security, unlisted security, zero coupon security, zero-coupon security

English verb: certificate

1. certificate (possession) present someone with a certificate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)award, present

2. certificate (communication) authorize by certificate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)authorise, authorize, clear, pass

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