delegitimate

verb
de·​le·​git·​i·​mate | \ ˌdē-lə-ˈji-tə-ˌmāt How to pronounce delegitimate (audio) \
delegitimated; delegitimating; delegitimates

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delegitimation \ ˌdē-​lə-​ˌji-​tə-​ˈmā-​shən How to pronounce delegitimate (audio) \ noun

Examples of delegitimate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The story of Jezebel, then, is not one intended to delegitimate women’s political rule. Adam M. Carrington, National Review, 20 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of delegitimate

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of delegitimate was in 1972

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“Delegitimate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delegitimate. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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