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Webster 1913 Edition


Authenticate

Au-then′ti-cate

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Authenticated
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Authenticating
([GREEK]).]
[Cf. LL.
authenticare
.]
1.
To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.
The king serves only as a notary to
authenticate
the choice of judges.
Burke.
2.
To prove authentic; to determine as real and true;
as, to
authenticate
a portrait
.
Walpole.

Webster 1828 Edition


Authenticate

AUTHEN'TICATE

,
Verb.
T.
To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities, required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.
The king serves only as a notary to authenticate the choice of judges.

Definition 2021


authenticate

authenticate

English

Verb

authenticate (third-person singular simple present authenticates, present participle authenticating, simple past and past participle authenticated)

  1. To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.
  2. To prove authentic; to determine as real and true
    He didn't manage to authenticate the portrait

Translations

Adjective

authenticate (comparative more authenticate, superlative most authenticate)

  1. Synonym of authentic.

References

  • authenticate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913