Detect vs Authenticate - What's the difference?

detect | authenticate |


As verbs the difference between detect and authenticate

is that detect is to discover or find by careful search, examination, or probing while authenticate is to render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.

As an adjective detect

is (obsolete) detected.

detect

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • to discover or find by careful search, examination, or probing
  • Derived terms

    * detection * detective * detector

    See also

    * discover * find * stumble upon

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Detected.
  • (Fabyan)

    authenticate

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.
  • To prove authentic; to determine as real and true; as, to authenticate a portrait.
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