• WordNet 3.6
    • v authenticate establish the authenticity of something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In an authentic Chinese meal, the last course is soup because it allows the roast duck entree to "swim" toward digestion.
    • Authenticate To prove authentic; to determine as real and true; as, to authenticate a portrait.
    • Authenticate To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit. "The king serves only as a notary to authenticate the choice of judges."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Identify a fake: The second hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn't tick, it moves smoothly.
    • authenticate To render authentic; give authority to by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law or sufficient to entitle to credit.
    • authenticate To prove authentic; establish as correct or genuine.
    • authenticate To establish as true or worthy of belief: as, to authenticate a statement.
    • authenticate Authenticated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Authenticate aw-thent′ik-āt to make authentic: to prove genuine: to give legal validity to: to certify the authorship of
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  • Walter Gropius
    Walter Gropius
    “A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of an authentic democracy.”
  • Barbara De Angelis
    “We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.”
  • Daniel J. Boorstin
    “The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.”
  • Rebecca West
    “Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.”
  • Albert Camus
    “Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Achievement is not the most important thing -- Authenticity is”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. LL. authenticare,


In literature:

Such is the very considerable body of authenticated facts about the life of Shakespeare.
"The Facts About Shakespeare" by William Allan Nielson
The world's production of spelter in 1913 (the latest authentic figures obtainable) was 1,093,635 short tons.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
Maskelyne, who accepts it as authentic.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
How brutal that which spares not the monuments of authentic history!
"The Biglow Papers" by James Russell Lowell
There can be no question of the fact that authentic history sends its roots into the subsoil of fabulous antiquity.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
Later editors have dropped them out for lack of authenticity.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
On the contrary, there are well-authenticated cases of women who were stout and barren in opulence becoming thin and prolific in poverty.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
The tale of his killings in single combat is the longest authentically assigned to any man in American history.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
To this friendship we owe the first authentic portrait of Buonaparte.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Nor does the Oldenburg Horn itself bear any greater marks of authenticity.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland

In poetry:

The grand, authentic songs that roll
Across grey widths of wild-faced sea,
The lordly anthems of the Pole,
Are loud upon the lea.
"In Memoriam~ -- Alice Fane Gunn Stenhouse" by Henry Kendall
Stained with oil,
In authentic caps,
True-to-life in their perfectly plausible jobs,
They enter and exit with speeches
That unfurl like carpets under their feet.
"Actors" by Marin Sorescu
Is so far clear? You know Violante now,
Compute her capability of crime
By this authentic instance? Black hard cold
Crime like a stone you kick up with your foot
I’ the middle of a field?
"The Ring And The Book - Chapter IV - Tertium Quid" by Robert Browning
'Tis fittest thus! for though with skill
He sang of beck and tarn and ghyll,
The deep, authentic mountain-thrill
Ne'er shook his page!
Somewhat of worldling mingled still
With bard and sage.
"In Laleham Churchyard" by William Watson
Nor less the satiate year impends
When, wearying of routine-resorts,
The pleasure-hunter shall break loose,
Ned, for our Pantheistic ports:--
Marquesas and glenned isles that be
Authentic Edens in a Pagan sea.
"To Ned" by Herman Melville

In news:

The cook-off was a competition, in which each wagon was judged off of authenticity from food to clothing similar to the lifestyle of cowboys on the Cattle Trails.
Authentic and original chutzpah and more of it.
Elegant, Authentic Details Simplicity, authenticity and spaciousness were the guiding principles when it came to developing the Ciel 's interior.
Elegant, Authentic Details Simplicity, authenticity and spaciousness were the guiding principles when it came to developing the Ciel's interior.
The annual Harry Redford Cattle Drive across the open plains around Aramac began a decade ago and is now universally recognised as one of the greatest authentic experiences available in Australia.
Here are some people from the Lego Minifigures line —Series 4 is in stores now — that will make your Big Apple a lot more authentic.
I'm an authentic Chinese citizen writing to you guys from China.
Just don't expect full-on Parisian authenticity.
This citizen journalism image taken from video provided by Ugarit News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows what Human Rights Watch says are cluster bomb s dropped in Tamanea, Syria on Oct 9, 2012.
Manager Ricky Galicia shows off a dish of authentic Mexican tacos at Colibri in Baldwin Park.
Since 2009, El Comal has been serving authentic Mexican food to the people of Mt Juliet.
Revelations about a recent breach of confidential data in Utah highlights how configuration errors involving authentication and related areas can end up being costly.
Gluten-free foods have come a long way from the rock-hard bagels and tasteless muffins of years past, thanks to the addition of gluten-free menus in restaurants around town and the creation of authentic-tasting product lines.
People today are looking for authentic food with great service and have we got the place for you.
The food is great and it's as authentic as you can get.

In science:

In practice in this case, whoever receives a classical message, verifies all authentication codes added to it, and adds his/her own authentication code before forwarding it (see fig. 6).
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
The more complex they are, the more layers of security they add to the authentication of the classical messages exchanged for routing and the phases of the QKD protocol.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
Figure 6: Authentication codes on a classical message exchanged between Alice and Bob when everybody shares an authentication key with everybody else.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
We have seen in the previous sections, that our networks require Alice at least to share an authentication key with the Carol she is connected to, and similarly for Bob.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks
Using her authenticated classical channel with Carol, Alice can then ask her the list of Bobs available at any time.
Authentication and routing in simple Quantum Key Distribution networks