validate

verb
val·​i·​date | \ ˈva-lə-ˌdāt How to pronounce validate (audio) \
validated; validating

Definition of validate

transitive verb

1a : to make legally valid : ratify
b : to grant official sanction to by marking validated her passport
c : to confirm the validity of (an election) also : to declare (a person) elected
2a : to support or corroborate on a sound or authoritative basis experiments designed to validate the hypothesis
b : to recognize, establish, or illustrate the worthiness or legitimacy of validate his concerns

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Other Words from validate

validator \ ˈva-​lə-​ˌdā-​tər How to pronounce validator (audio) \ noun

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confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify, authenticate, validate mean to attest to the truth or validity of something. confirm implies the removing of doubts by an authoritative statement or indisputable fact. confirmed the reports corroborate suggests the strengthening of what is already partly established. witnesses corroborated his story substantiate implies the offering of evidence that sustains the contention. the claims have yet to be substantiated verify implies the establishing of correspondence of actual facts or details with those proposed or guessed at. all statements of fact in the article have been verified authenticate implies establishing genuineness by adducing legal or official documents or expert opinion. handwriting experts authenticated the diaries validate implies establishing validity by authoritative affirmation or by factual proof. validated the hypothesis by experiments

Examples of validate in a Sentence

The court validated the contract. A judge still needs to validate the election. Customs officers validated our passports. The decline in sales only validated our concerns.
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My personal value was irrelevant until validated by my most recent accomplishment. Christy Carlson Romano, Teen Vogue, "Christy Carlson Romano: My Private Breakdown," 28 May 2019 These military men, some with combat trauma, experience great relief in having their needs validated by peers. Melanie Hamlett, Harper's BAZAAR, "Men Have No Friends and Women Bear the Burden," 2 May 2019 During his professional debut Monday for the Tigers’ Gulf Coast League affiliate in Lakeland, Greene validated those lofty expectations. Stephen Ruiz, orlandosentinel.com, "Hagerty’s Riley Greene dazzles in pro debut for Tigers with 2 homers, including grand slam," 25 June 2019 As woman designer standing with women, Burton creates this validating, embracing beauty with a deft hand, a seemingly endless arsenal of historicism and romanticism, and a deep-seated appreciation of craft and English heritage. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "“I Really Feel Quite Lucky”—Sarah Burton Reflects on Her Magical Career at Alexander McQueen," 30 May 2019 With furniture, buying something old with a nice patina can validate your environment. Joanna Saltz, House Beautiful, "Five Designers on How to Make Old Things New Again," 8 Feb. 2019 So often transit advocacy is a fight to validate transit as a viable option, which can sometimes mean glossing over the problems. Oyin Adedoyin, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore Del. Lewis adopts #TransitChallenge on Twitter — 'in a car dependent town!'," 13 June 2019 The Red Sox have seven weeks left before the July 31 trade deadline to validate — or disappoint — that outlook. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, "Dave Dombrowski: ‘We have a club that has a chance to win’," 13 June 2019 DistroLock additionally includes an API that will allow other distributors and streaming platforms to validate the authenticity of music uploaded to their own platforms. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "DistroKid Teams With Audible Magic to Combat Streaming Piracy," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of validate

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for validate

borrowed from Medieval Latin validātus, past participle of validāre "to make valid," derivative of Latin validus "in good health, having legal authority" — more at valid

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validate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of validate

: to state or show that something is legal or official
: to put a mark on (something) to show that it has been checked and is official or accepted
: to show that something is real or correct

validate

verb
val·​i·​date | \ ˈva-lə-ˌdāt How to pronounce validate (audio) \
validated; validating

Kids Definition of validate

1 : to have legal force or effect
2 : to prove to be true, worthy, or justified

validate

transitive verb
val·​i·​date | \ ˈva-lə-ˌdāt How to pronounce validate (audio) \
validated; validating

Legal Definition of validate

1a : to make valid
b : to grant official sanction to by marking
2 : to confirm the validity of (an election)

Other Words from validate

validation \ ˌva-​lə-​ˈdā-​shən How to pronounce validation (audio) \ noun

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