[ aw-then-ti-keyt ]
/ ɔˈθɛn tɪˌkeɪt /
verb (used with object), au·then·ti·cat·ed, au·then·ti·cat·ing.
to establish as genuine.
to establish the authorship or origin of conclusively or unquestionably, chiefly by the techniques of scholarship: to authenticate a painting.
to make authoritative or valid.
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Origin of authenticate
OTHER WORDS FROM authenticate
au·then·ti·cat·a·ble, adjectiveau·then·ti·ca·tion, nounnon·au·then·ti·cat·ed, adjectivenon·au·then·ti·ca·tion, noun
re·au·then·ti·cate, verb (used with object), re·au·then·ti·cat·ed, re·au·then·ti·cat·ing.re·au·then·ti·ca·tion, nounself-au·then·ti·cat·ing, adjectiveun·au·then·ti·cat·ed, adjectivewell-au·then·ti·cat·ed, adjective
Words nearby authenticate
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British Dictionary definitions for authenticatable
/ (ɔːˈθɛntɪˌkeɪt) /
to establish as genuine or valid
to give authority or legal validity to
Derived forms of authenticateauthentication, nounauthenticator, noun
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