relegitimize

verb
re·​le·​git·​i·​mize | \ (ˌ)rē-li-ˈji-tə-ˌmīz How to pronounce relegitimize (audio) \
relegitimized; relegitimizing

Definition of relegitimize

transitive verb

: to give new or renewed legitimacy to (something) : to legitimize (something) again … a means of relegitimizing their authority with their own people.— James H. Billington

First Known Use of relegitimize

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Relegitimize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relegitimize. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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