What does authenticate mean?

authenticate meaning in General Dictionary

To render authentic to offer authority to because of the evidence attestation or formalities required for legal reasons or adequate to entitle to credit

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  • 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.

authenticate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"verify, establish the credibility of," 1650s, from Medieval Latin authenticatus, past participle of authenticare, from authenticus (see genuine). Relevant: Authenticated; authenticating.


authenticate meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To render authentic; to give authority to, because of the evidence, attestation, or formalities needed legally, or enough to entitle to credit.

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  • (v. t.) To show genuine; to ascertain as genuine and real; because, to authenticate a portrait.

Sentence Examples with the word authenticate

Its primary object was to authenticate the relics of St James at Compostella.

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