UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/sərˈtɪfɪkət/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/sɚˈtɪfɪkɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n. sər tifi kit; v. sər tifi kāt′)

Inflections of 'certificate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [master's, degree, graduate, postgraduate] certificate
  2. a certificate in [management, marketing, education]
  3. the [relevant, required] certificate
  4. [sanitary, process, safety, import] certificates
  5. a certificate of [authenticity, ownership, registration, compliance]
  6. [show, receive] the ownership certificate
  7. [present, obtain, display] a health certificate
  8. [present] a certificate of (good) health
  9. comes with a certificate of authenticity
  10. obtained a certificate of [honor, merit, distinction] in
  11. was issued with a [gold, silver, platinum] certificate
  12. was awarded a certificate [of, for, in]
  13. was presented with a certificate [from, by, for]
  14. the certificate is [awarded, presented, issued, provided] (by)
  15. need (at least) [seventy percent] to get the certificate
  16. the requirements [of, for] the certificate
  17. a [birth, death, marriage, divorce] certificate
n as adj
  1. [enroll in, sign up for, be part of] a certificate program
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