verb (used with object), cer·tif·i·cat·ed, cer·tif·i·cat·ing.
Origin of certificate
Examples from the Web for certificate
They examined every “poll list, tally sheet, certificate of result, and, where necessary, each ballot.”Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It also inspired me to work with our state legislature to pass a bill so our children received a Certificate of Stillbirth.Daily Beast Readers React to YouTube Stillborn Baby Memorials|Brandy Zadrozny|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One renowned fashion university has even developed a certificate program to help the pet fashion industry grow.
A week after getting my certificate, I called Reig's with some follow-up questions.
By the time the shooting was done, my certificate was already printed.
Of course I at once sent for old Dr. Macnab, and asked him to fetch a certificate for an insane person with him.Scotch Wit and Humor|W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
The plot was very cunningly conceived, especially the manner in which you were entrapped and induced to give the certificate.The Stretton Street Affair|William Le Queux
I wonder whether Eve, when she came to Adam in the garden, brought with her a certificate of proficiency in the seven sciences?Hypatia|Charles Kingsley
See, see, Richard, here your mother has copied the hospital's certificate.The Cavalier|George Washington Cable
Sig was my legal husband, and I alone can bear his name, for she has no certificate.Melomaniacs|James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for certificate
Word Origin for certificate
Word Origin and History for certificate
early 15c., "action of certifying," from French certificat, from Medieval Latin certificatum "thing certified," noun use of neuter past participle of certificare (see certify). Of documents, from mid-15c., especially a document which attests to someone's authorization to practice or do something (1540s).