authenticate

  • 1 authenticate — au·then·ti·cate vt cat·ed, cat·ing 1: to prove or serve to prove that (something) is genuine; esp: to prove that (an item of evidence) is genuine for the purpose of establishing admissibility 2: to make (a written instrument) valid and effective… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 authenticate — UK US /ɔːˈθentɪkeɪt/ US  /ɑːˈθenṱɪ / verb [T] ► to prove that something is real, true, or what people say it is: »Each of these signatures must be authenticated by a lawyer. »Holograms can be used to authenticate documents. ► IT to prove that… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Authenticate — Au*then ti*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Authenticated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Authenticating} (?).] [Cf. LL. authenticare.] 1. To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 authenticate — (v.) verify, establish the credibility of, 1650s, from M.L. authenticatus, pp. of authenticare, from authenticus (see AUTHENTIC (Cf. authentic)). Related: Authenticated; authenticating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 authenticate — validate, verify, *confirm, substantiate, corroborate Analogous words: certify, accredit, endorse, *approve: *prove, try, test, demonstrate: avouch, warrant (see ASSERT) Antonyms: impugn: Contrasted words: *deny, gainsay, contradict, traverse,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 authenticate — [v] establish as real, genuine accredit, attest, authorize, bear out, certify, confirm, corroborate, endorse, guarantee, justify, prove, substantiate, validate, verify, vouch, warrant; concepts 12,103 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 authenticate — ► VERB ▪ prove or show to be authentic. DERIVATIVES authentication noun authenticator noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 authenticate — [ô then′ti kāt΄] vt. authenticated, authenticating [< ML authenticatus, pp. of authenticare < LL authenticus] 1. to make authentic or valid 2. to establish the truth of; verify 3. to prove to be genuine or as represented SYN. CONFIRM… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 authenticate — [[t]ɔːθe̱ntɪkeɪt[/t]] authenticates, authenticating, authenticated 1) VERB If you authenticate something, you state officially that it is genuine after examining it. [V n] He says he ll have no problem authenticating the stamp... [V n] All the… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 authenticate — v. (D; tr.) to authenticate as (the painting was authenticated as genuine) * * * [ɔː θentɪkeɪt] (D; tr.) to authenticate as (the painting was authenticateed as genuine) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 authenticate — UK [ɔːˈθentɪkeɪt] / US [ɔˈθentɪˌkeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms authenticate : present tense I/you/we/they authenticate he/she/it authenticates present participle authenticating past tense authenticated past participle authenticated to prove… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 authenticate — transitive verb ( cated; cating) Date: 1652 to prove or serve to prove the authenticity of < authenticate a document > Synonyms: see confirm • authentication noun • authenticator noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 authenticate — authenticatable, adj. authentication, n. /aw then ti kayt /, v.t., authenticated, authenticating. 1. to establish as genuine. 2. to establish the authorship or origin of conclusively or unquestionably, chiefly by the techniques of scholarship: to …

    Universalium

  • 14 authenticate — verb /ɔ.ˈθɛn.tɪ.keɪt,ɑ.ˈθɛn.tɪ.keɪt/ a) To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit. b) To prove authe …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 authenticate — verb Authenticate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑document …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 authenticate — au|then|tic|ate [o:ˈθentıkeıt US o: ] v [T] to prove that something is true or real ▪ The painting has been authenticated by experts. ▪ passwords which can authenticate electronic documents >authentication [o:ˌθentıˈkeıʃən US o: ] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 authenticate — verb 1) the evidence will authenticate his claim Syn: verify, validate, prove, substantiate, corroborate, confirm, support, back up, attest to, give credence to 2) a mandate authenticated by the popular vote Syn: va …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 authenticate — A challenge given by voice or electrical means to attest to the authenticity of a message or transmission …

    Military dictionary

  • 19 authenticate — Synonyms and related words: OK, accept, accredit, affirm, amen, approve, attest, authorize, autograph, avouch, back, back up, bear out, bolster, buttress, certify, circumstantiate, confirm, corroborate, cosign, countersign, demonstrate, document …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 authenticate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. verify, confirm. See evidence, demonstration. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. verify, confirm, validate; see prove , verify . See Synonym Study at verify . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. validate,… …

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