authenticate


authenticate
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.

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Holograms can be used to authenticate documents.

IT to prove that someone is a particular person: »

A password is used to authenticate a user.

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We offer electronic certificates that authenticate the identity of internet traders.

authentication /ɔːˌθentɪˈkeɪʃən/ US  /ɑːˌθenṱɪ-/ noun [U]
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We needed to identify a data source that we could use for authentication.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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