authenticity

noun
VERB + AUTHENTICITY
cast doubt on, dispute, doubt, question

Some have cast doubt on the authenticity of the official version of events.

ascertain, check, test
certify, confirm, establish, prove, validate, verify
PHRASES
a certificate of authenticity

Despite its certificate of authenticity, the painting was a fake.

a debate over the authenticity of sth

There has been some debate over the authenticity of his will.

of doubtful authenticity (esp. BrE), of dubious authenticity (esp. AmE), of questionable authenticity (esp. AmE)

a document of doubtful authenticity


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