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authenticate

[ aw-then-ti-keyt ]
/ 蓴藞胃蓻n t瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), au路then路ti路cat路ed, au路then路ti路cat路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

First recorded in 1565鈥75; from Medieval Latin authentic膩tus 鈥渕ade authentic鈥 (past participle of authentic膩re). See authentic, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for authenticate

authenticate
/ (蓴藧藞胃蓻nt瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to establish as genuine or valid
to give authority or legal validity to

Derived forms of authenticate

authentication, nounauthenticator, noun
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