Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To establish the authenticity of; prove genuine: synonym: confirm.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Authenticated.
  • To render authentic; give authority to by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law or sufficient to entitle to credit.
  • To prove authentic; establish as correct or genuine.
  • To establish as true or worthy of belief: as, to authenticate a statement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.
  • transitive verb To prove authentic; to determine as real and true.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.
  • verb To prove authentic; to determine as real and true; as, to authenticate a portrait.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb establish the authenticity of something

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Examples

  • Therefore, we call authenticate and allow an ugly override for edge cases:

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  • And she says she can't prove or authenticate, which is shameful for someone who has won the kind of distinction she has in the past.

    CNN Transcript Nov 9, 2005

  • You are allowed to feel the way you want but this incident will not "authenticate" it.

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  • Even barber shops carry bogus certificates given to them by their mothers, I am sure which "authenticate" their being the "very best barbers" in the world.

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  • I also think you misinterpreted the word "authenticate", as did many reporters.

    CNN Transcript Dec 27, 2005

  • And I also think you misinterpreted the word "authenticate," as did many reporters.

    CNN Transcript Nov 10, 2005

  • You used the word "authenticate" as if it meant 100 percent assurance, which is really -- that's really what it means.

    CNN Transcript Nov 13, 2005

  • All users must "authenticate" through their real-world Facebook profile, providing the company with actual names and personal information in case of a defamatory post.

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  • All users must "authenticate" through their real-world Facebook profile, providing the company with actual names and personal information in case of a defamatory post.

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  • All users must "authenticate" through their real-world Facebook profile, providing the company with actual names and personal information in case of a defamatory post.

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