verb (used with object), au·then·ti·cat·ed, au·then·ti·cat·ing.
Origin of authenticate
Examples from the Web for authenticate
“Her mission was to authenticate every fact,” says Dr. Eakin, a retired math professor.
The NCC is supposed to “authenticate” the shutdown via “a series of questions.”On the Eve of the NATO Summit, Is Phone Jamming Coming to Chicago?|Tony Doukopil|May 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The government used Simmons to authenticate 11 overt acts in the racketeering indictment of Welch and his deputy.Romney’s Shady Connections From Salt Lake Olympics Still Paying Off|Wayne Barrett|May 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To authenticate his Vanity Fair article about interrogation tactics, Hitchens agreed to be waterboarded.Christopher Hitchens on Waterboarding, Mother Teresa, and More Controversial Moments (VIDEO)|Brittany Jones-Cooper|December 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
As few could write, most people had to authenticate a document in some other way, for instance, by making their mark.The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
None of its charges does it claim to authenticate, and it gives no names or dates.The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences|Hilary Abner Herbert
He serves only as a notary, to authenticate the choice made of the judges in the several districts.
My very passport was gone, so that I had actually nothing to authenticate my position—not even my name.Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.|Charles James Lever
Genius has availed only to authenticate itself as the normal activity of man, not yet to do the work of the world.
British Dictionary definitions for authenticate
Word Origin and History for authenticate
"verify, establish the credibility of," 1650s, from Medieval Latin authenticatus, past participle of authenticare, from authenticus (see authentic). Related: Authenticated; authenticating.