Au*then"ti*cate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Authenticated (); p. pr. & vb. n. Authenticating ().] [Cf. LL. authenticare.]


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.


To prove authentic; to determine as real and true; as, to authenticate a portrait.



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