Definitions for: Authenticate

[v] establish the authenticity of something

Webster (1913) Definition: Au*then"ti*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Authenticated; p. pr. & vb. n. Authenticating (?).] [Cf.
LL. authenticare.]
1. To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof,
attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient
to entitle to credit.

The king serves only as a notary to authenticate the
choice of judges. --Burke.

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

See Also: attest, certify, demonstrate, evidence, manifest, prove, verify

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