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authenticate

verb [T]     /ɔːˈθen.tɪ.keɪt/ US  /ɑːˈθen.t̬ɪ-/
to prove that something is real , true , or what people say it is: They used carbon dating tests to authenticate the claim that the skeleton was two million years old .Proving and disproving authentication     /ɔːˌθen.tɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ɑːˌθen.t̬ɪ-/ noun [U] Proving and disproving
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