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authenticate

verb [T] uk   /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.
authentication
noun [U] uk   /ɔːˌθen.tɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ɑːˌθen.t̬ɪ-/
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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