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Definition of certificate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

certificate

 verb
verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they certificate
BrE BrE//səˈtɪfɪkeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sərˈtɪfɪkeɪt//
 
he / she / it certificates
BrE BrE//səˈtɪfɪkeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sərˈtɪfɪkeɪts//
 
past simple certificated
BrE BrE//səˈtɪfɪkeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sərˈtɪfɪkeɪtɪd//
 
past participle certificated
BrE BrE//səˈtɪfɪkeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sərˈtɪfɪkeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form certificating
BrE BrE//səˈtɪfɪkeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sərˈtɪfɪkeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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BrE BrE//səˈtɪfɪkeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sərˈtɪfɪkeɪt//
 
certificate somebody (to do something) (British English) to give somebody an official document proving that they have successfully completed a training course, especially for a particular profession
Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘certification’): from French certificat or medieval Latin certificatum, from certificare, from Latin certus ‘certain’.