To render authentic to offer authority to because of the evidence attestation or formalities required for legal reasons or adequate to entitle to credit
- establish the credibility of one thing
- To make authentic; to provide expert to, by the evidence, attestation, or formalities needed legally, or sufficient to entitle to credit.
- To prove genuine; to ascertain as real and real; as, to authenticate a portrait.
"verify, establish the credibility of," 1650s, from Medieval Latin authenticatus, past participle of authenticare, from authenticus (see genuine). Relevant: Authenticated; authenticating.
(v. t.) To render authentic; to give authority to, because of the evidence, attestation, or formalities needed legally, or enough to entitle to credit.
- (v. t.) To show genuine; to ascertain as genuine and real; because, to authenticate a portrait.
Its primary object was to authenticate the relics of St James at Compostella.