Establish vs Authenticate - What's the difference?

establish | authenticate |


As verbs the difference between establish and authenticate

is that establish is to make stable or firm; to confirm 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.

establish

English

Verb

(es)
  • To make stable or firm; to confirm.
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  • To form; to found; to institute; to set up in business.
  • * , (w) 6:18
  • But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
  • To appoint or adopt, as officers, laws, regulations, guidelines, etc.; to enact; to ordain.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=4 citation , passage=By some paradoxical evolution rancour and intolerance have been established in the vanguard of primitive Christianity. Mrs. Spoker, in common with many of the stricter disciples of righteousness, was as inclement in demeanour as she was cadaverous in aspect.}}
  • To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate.
  • Derived terms

    * established church * establishing shot * long-established

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    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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