Authenticate vs Terminate - What's the difference?

authenticate | terminate |


As verbs the difference between authenticate and terminate

is that authenticate is to render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit while terminate is to end, especially in an incomplete state.

As an adjective terminate is

terminated; limited; bounded; ended.

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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    terminate

    English

    Verb

    (terminat)
  • To end, especially in an incomplete state.
  • * J. S. Harford
  • To kill.
  • To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire, lay off.
  • Synonyms

    * (to end incompletely) discontinue, stop, break off * (to kill) See also

    Antonyms

    * (to end incompletely) continue

    See also

    * abort

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Terminated; limited; bounded; ended.
  • Having a definite and clear limit or boundary; having a determinate size, shape or magnitude.
  • (label) Expressible in a finite number of terms; (of a decimal) not recurring or infinite.
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    Anagrams

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