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Authenticate   /ɔθˈɛntəkˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. authenticated; pres. part. authenticating)
Establish the authenticity of something.

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"Authenticate" Quotes from Famous Books

... afraid that Mr. Emerson and Mr. Whitman must yield the claim of declaring American literary independence to Lord Timothy Dexter, who not only taught his countrymen that they need not go to the Heralds' College to authenticate their titles of nobility, but also that they were at perfect liberty to spell just as they liked, and to write without troubling themselves about stops of any kind. In writing what I suppose he intended for poetry, he did not even take the pains to break up his lines into lengths to make them ...
— Over the Teacups • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

... that the squire of Lexley Park made a particular point of being the first and latest of the guests—not only because his reconciliation with his new neighbour was so recent, but from not choosing to authenticate, by his absence, the rumours of ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV. • Various

... miracles, but on morals; that it is not his mystic offices, but his moral grandeur, which makes him to be so great a figure in history. In a word, that it is not his miracles which prove his teaching, but his teaching must authenticate ...
— Morality as a Religion - An exposition of some first principles • W. R. Washington Sullivan

... told her, that while he resided among them, two French missionaries arrived, in order to convert them to the catholic religion; but when they talked of mysteries and revelations, which they could neither explain nor authenticate, and called in the evidence of miracles which they believed upon hearsay; when they taught that the Supreme Creator of Heaven and Earth had allowed his only Son, his own equal in power and glory, to enter the bowels of a woman, to be born as a human creature, to be insulted, flagellated, ...
— The Expedition of Humphry Clinker • Tobias Smollett

Words linked to "Authenticate" :   attest, evidence, certify, verify, manifest, authentication, demonstrate, authenticator, prove

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