legitimatize

verb
le·​git·​i·​ma·​tize | \li-ˈji-tə-mə-ˌtīz \
legitimatized; legitimatizing

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And that legitimacy and trust in terms of its consumer application will have to be legitimatized by a brand and a brick and mortar environment, where the consumer has trust and confidence in the company that is providing the transaction. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Bitcoin and Blockchains in Davos, Starbucks Coin, Nuclear Hacks," 27 Jan. 2018 Harcourt, a professor of history at Austin College, is particularly good at showing how anti-Klan cultural productions helped legitimatize the Klan’s views. Eric Herschthal, New Republic, "The KKK’s Attempt to Define America," 16 Jan. 2018 Abe wants to add a third paragraph to this article, to recognize and legitimatize the existence of the self-defense forces. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "Abe may have hit a snag in plans to revise Japan’s pacifist constitution: His own party," 14 Dec. 2017 On the Internet, things that seem unfathomable are legitimatized through reinforced attention. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, "Hurricane Harvey: That shark photo is fake — and part of a bigger problem," 29 Aug. 2017

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1693, in the meaning defined above

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