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Noun certificate has 2 senses
  1. certificate, certification, credential, credentials - a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
    --1 is a kind of document, written document, papers
    --1 has particulars:
     certificate of incorporation; birth certificate; diploma, sheepskin; commission, military commission; bill of health; registration; teaching certificate, teacher's certificate; probate, probate will
    Derived forms: verb certify4, verb certificate1, verb certificate2
  2. security, certificate - 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"
    --2 is a kind of legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
    --2 has particulars:
     government security, agency security; mortgage-backed security; registered security; scrip; stock certificate, stock; bond, bond certificate; zero-coupon security; partnership certificate; proprietorship certificate; convertible, convertible security; letter security; listed security; unlisted security, over the counter security, OTC security
    Derived forms: verb certify2, verb certificate1, verb certificate2
Verb certificate has 2 senses
  1. certificate - present someone with a certificate
    --1 is one way to
    award, present
    Derived forms: noun certificate2, noun certificate1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. certificate - authorize by certificate
    --2 is one way to
    authorize, authorise, pass, clear
    Derived forms: noun certificate2, noun certificate1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
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