re·​val·​i·​date (ˌ)rē-ˈva-lə-ˌdāt How to pronounce revalidate (audio)
revalidated; revalidating

transitive verb

: to validate again or anew: such as
: to make (something) legal or valid again
Her mother had revalidated her Cuban teaching credentials and begun teaching school.Linda Marx
also : to grant official sanction to (something) again
had to get his visa revalidated
: to recognize or prove (something) anew as worthy or legitimate
… the fact that Tyler Perry felt that that song somehow represented his story sort of revalidated my feeling.Melissa Manchester
revalidation noun
plural revalidations
revalidation of a visa

Examples of revalidate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In France, President Emmanuel Macron announced this week that starting in mid-December, elderly residents would be required to show proof of a third shot to revalidate their health pass, which grants them access to public transport and a wide range of public and private spaces. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2021 In France, nearly 150,000 people booked appointments for booster doses after French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that a third dose would be required to revalidate one's health pass. Kara Fox, CNN, 10 Nov. 2021 In fact, such factors can be requested throughout a privileged user work session to revalidate identity credentials on a semi-continuous basis with zero user friction. Mark Settle, Forbes, 11 Aug. 2022 French President Emmanuel Macron announced last week that those over age 65 will need a third dose by Dec. 15 to revalidate their vaccination pass in France. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 19 Nov. 2021 By December 15, anyone over the age of 65 will need a third dose to revalidate their vaccination pass in France, President Emmanuel Macron announced last week. Tara John, CNN, 17 Nov. 2021 To revalidate the study, however, the researchers also swapped in different control groups taken from other genetic resources. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 17 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of revalidate was in 1602

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“Revalidate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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