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"authenticate" in British English

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authenticateverb [T]

uk   /ɔːˈθen.tɪ.keɪt/  us   /ɑːˈθen.t̬ɪ-/
to ​prove that something is ​real, ​true, or what ​people say it is: They used ​carbondatingtests to authenticate the ​claim that the ​skeleton was two million ​yearsold.
authentication
noun [U] uk   /ɔːˌθen.tɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ɑːˌθen.t̬ɪ-/
(Definition of authenticate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"authenticate" in Business English

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authenticateverb [T]

uk   /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 ​offerelectroniccertificates that authenticate the ​identity of ​internettraders.
authentication
noun [U] /ɔːˌθentɪˈkeɪʃən/  us /ɑːˌθenṱɪ-/
We needed to ​identify a ​datasource that we could use for authentication.
(Definition of authenticate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “authenticate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 证明…是真实的, 确认…的真实性, 证实…
in Chinese (Traditional) 證明…是真實的, 確認…的真實性, 證實…
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