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authenticate

verb [T]
 
 
/ɔːˈθentɪkeɪt/ US   /ɑːˈθenṱɪ-/
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 someone is a particular person: A password is used to authenticate a user. We offer electronic certificates that authenticate the identity of internet traders.
authentication /ɔːˌθentɪˈkeɪʃən/ US   /ɑːˌθenṱɪ-/ noun [U]
Translations of “authenticate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 證明…是真實的, 確認…的真實性, 證實…
in Chinese (Simplified) 证明…是真实的, 确认…的真实性, 证实…
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