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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.


Synonymssecurity


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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