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authenticate

(1) To verify (guarantee) the identity of a person or company. To ensure that the individual or organization is really who it says it is. See authentication, digital certificate and CAPTCHA.

(2) To verify (guarantee) that data has not been altered. See message integrity and data integrity.
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The more options that become available to authenticate financial transactions by verifying the account holder's identity, the less likely individuals will become victims of identity theft.
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