Identification vs Authenticate - What's the difference?

identification | authenticate |


As a noun identification

is the act of identifying, or proving to be the same.

As a verb authenticate is

to render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.

identification

Noun

  • The act of identifying, or proving to be the same.
  • Much education and experience is required for proper identification of bird species
  • The state of being identified.
  • A particular instance of identifying something.
  • information necessary to make a good identification
  • A document or documents serving as evidence of a person's identity.
  • The authorities asked for his identification
  • A feeling of support, sympathy, understanding or belonging towards somebody or something.
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    Derived terms

    * ID * ident

    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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