authenticate authenticate  /ɔ ˈθɛn tə ˌkeɪt/


  • (v) establish the authenticity of something

Derived Word(s)


  1. There are three basic ways to authenticate oneself: One is something you know.
  2. For most financial institutions, the new federal rules mean finding a second method to authenticate a user while ensuring that the new system doesn't disrupt business.
  3. In contrast, Facebook represented a more structured view of online identity, where people authenticate their offline identity in the hopes of creating a community of trust.


  1. On eve of Zimmerman trial, new video becomes public

    As George Zimmerman prepares to go on trial on a charge of second-degree murder, a video has been released that the defense says could help authenticate the 911 call. But lawyers for Trayvon Martin’s family say it doesn’t belong in court
    on June 10, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  2. “Now You See Me” Harvard-Educated Magician And Puzzle Maker On Magic As Storytelling

    Now You See Me’ s magic consultant, David Kwong, reveals how helping the cast master real sleight-of-hand moves helped authenticate the film’s characters and enhance its storytelling. In an age of CGI, why bother with a magic consultant? The early moments of Now You See Me answer this question--when the movie audience becomes the foil in a real magic trick. After a few seconds of spirited card ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine


  1. "The other part though is the fact that when we do find a situation and we do authenticate the abuse of a substance, it is a severe reaction," Helton said. "It's not just a couple of weeks off, it's a very severe, career-changing reaction...
    on Apr 12, 2008 By: Mike Helton Source:

  2. "Yeah, it's real," Bonds said. "I had to get over them switching the baseballs [to authenticate home run balls]. Any time that happens, I go into a slump. : They're switching the baseballs, so you know something is happening."
    on Jul 19, 2007 By: Barry Bonds Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. "If you want to authenticate my signature then the court should take recourse to a neutral or an international body," Saddam said which was opposed by the judge.
    on Apr 6, 2006 By: Saddam Hussein Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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