Definition of Authenticate

1. Verb. Establish the authenticity of something.

Entails: Verify
Specialized synonyms: Prove
Generic synonyms: Attest, Certify, Demonstrate, Evidence, Manifest
Derivative terms: Authentication, Authentication, Authenticator



Definition of Authenticate

1. v. t. To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.

Definition of Authenticate

1. Verb. To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit. ¹

2. Verb. To prove authentic; to determine as real and true; as, to authenticate a portrait. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Authenticate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Authenticate

auteurism
auteurisms
auteurist
auteurists
auteurs
auteurship
auth
authalic
authed
authentic
authentic cadence
authentic cadences
authentical
authentically
authenticalness
authenticate (current term)
authenticated
authenticates
authenticating
authentication
authentications
authenticator
authenticators
authenticist
authenticists
authenticities
authenticity
authentick
authenticke
authentickly

Literary usage of Authenticate

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1. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1904)
"THE POSITION OF DIDEROT — DIFFICULT TO authenticate — BUT HARDLY TO BE EXAGGERATED. HIS IMPRESSIONISM — THE RICHARDSON ..."

2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1880)
"... and that it is now possible for a scholar to "re-examine his opinions, and discover reasons for doubting if he cannot find facts to authenticate. ..."

3. A Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Cases Argued and Determined in by Charles Petersdorff, Elisha Hammond (1831)
"... of France to authenticate the instrument. .¡nal an(j from thence until the 19th day of December, 1810 interested in the said ship ..."

4. Letters of Eminent Persons, Addressed to David Hume by John Hill Burton (1849)
"Evidence of big change of name wanted to authenticate a transaction in France and India—Remarks on famous men. London, 8th October 1767. ..."

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