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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Au·then·ti·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Authenticated p. pr. & vb. n. Authenticating (░).]
 1. 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.   --Burke.
 2. To prove authentic; to determine as real and true; as, to authenticate a portrait.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : established as genuine [syn: attested, documented]