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.
- au·then·ti·cat·a·ble, adjective
- non·au·then·ti·cat·ed, adjective
- non·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.
- self-au·then·ti·cat·ing, adjective
- un·au·then·ti·cat·ed, adjective
- well-au·then·ti·cat·ed, adjective
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How to use authenticate in a sentence
NFTs are digital certificates that authenticate a claim of ownership to an asset, and allow it to be transferred or sold.NFTs Explained: What They Are and Why They’re Selling for Millions of Dollars | Luke Heemsbergen | March 5, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Digital content is tokenized — or becomes an NFT — through a process called “minting,” which assigns a coin on a blockchain to any given work, authenticating as many copies the creators see fit.
Evolving privacy regulations and policy changes from browsers and device makers have sparked many proposed solutions to replace the third-party cookie — authenticated solutions, fingerprinting and contextual approaches.People-based identifiers are driving personalized customer experiences | Trevor Grigoruk | March 3, 2021 | Digiday
Campaigns using people-based identifiers rooted in authenticated user data perform better across key metrics such as return on ad spend, cost per view, and cost per mille.Cross-channel and cookieless: How measurement will evolve in 2021 | Matthew Emans | February 23, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
After selecting and authenticating the posters, Grégoire follows three fundamental criteria to assess the commercial value.In a gray, empty Paris, this corner shop’s colorful posters transport you wherever you want to go | Lily Radziemski | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Without presidential intervention, the committee would certainly authenticate the Stalwart delegation.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics | Michael Wolraich | July 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not even miracles can authenticate a religion which preaches monasticism and celibacy.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy | Isaac Husik
Genius has availed only to authenticate itself as the normal activity of man, not yet to do the work of the world.
It was nothing unusual abroad to give cases, and to authenticate them with the names of the sufferers.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II) | Charles Creighton
Macknight really did authenticate for himself the efficacy of impression with almost incredible feats of visual bravery.Adventures in the Arts | Marsden Hartley
When you receive a letter, you authenticate the period of receiving it, but not the date of a letter received by another.The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane, | William Brodie Gurney
British Dictionary definitions for authenticate
to establish as genuine or valid
to give authority or legal validity to
- authentication, noun
- authenticator, noun
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