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Definition establish that something is real or legitimate
  • How did they authenticate that it was painted by Leonardo da Vinci?
authenticate = prove or show
  • The expert authenticated her signature.
  • authenticated = established as real or genuine
  • The carbon dating will authenticate the origin of the pottery.
  • authenticate = prove or show
  • The main facts of that story are authorized and authenticated by the document.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • authenticated = shown to be real
  • I needed authentication from the Attorney General. How do I know it's legitimate?
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • authentication = proof that something is real or legitimate
  • "It was not authenticated," the Warden said.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • authenticated = shown to be real or legitimate
  • He had already authenticated his experience by telling me things he could not otherwise have known.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • authenticated = proven that it was what he said it was
  • Authenticated? It was signed by the judge who sentenced him.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • authenticated = shown to be real or legitimate
  • What is authenticated is that when he returned to Paris in the late fourteenth century, he was extraordinarily wealthy.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Lib asked, "What did that 'Authentication X-Ray' stand for?"
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Sorry, Bob, no, we haven't yet had one authenticated sale.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • That pamphlet in your hand, mein Kommandant, can easily be authenticated and will prove my point.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Forms filled out, instructions by letter, identification confirmed and authenticated by an established firm of attorneys.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • They maintain there has never been an authenticated case of an unprovoked attack by a dolphin on a human being.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • "Would you like to authenticate it?" asked Cooper.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Congress ordered that the document be authenticated and printed.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The note was under the Baron's own seal and I've authenticated the seal.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Unless the leeches didn't mind killing a bunch of bystanders to authenticate it, and why would they?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I sensed that something of deep personal value, but not money, not that at all, had been authenticated and confirmed.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • And there's another well-authenticated rumor from Russia that Lenin is dead.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt

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