legitimize

verb le·git·i·mize \ li-ˈji-tə-ˌmīz \
|Updated on: 12 Aug 2018

Definition of legitimize

legitimized; legitimizing
: to make legitimate : legitimate

legitimization

play \li-ˌji-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

legitimizer

play \li-ˈji-tə-ˌmī-zər\ noun

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First Known Use of legitimize

1646

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legitimize

transitive verb le·git·i·mize \ lə-ˈji-tə-ˌmīz \

legal Definition of legitimize

legitimized; legitimizing


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