Definition of validate
2a : to support or corroborate on a sound or authoritative basis experiments designed to validate the hypothesisb : to recognize, establish, or illustrate the worthiness or legitimacy of validate his concerns
validatorplay \ˈva-lə-ˌdā-tər\ noun
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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.
Recent Examples of validate from the Web
The research, while validating concerns about naled and other chemicals, met with caution from experts and scientists.
It was validated when the team destroyed the Vikings.
And their judgment seemed validated on Tuesday when the legal ramifications began to reshape education debates across the country.
Prosper may choose not to validate borrower information because the loan is relatively small, or the borrower is a repeat customer, said a person with knowledge of the matter, who wasn’t authorized to speak on the record.
Incremental or even long-term success doesn't validate the legitimacy of the program.
After her math was validated, emergency repairs were made.
THE FACTS: That aspiration is not validated by a nonpartisan analysis of the House Republican health bill that the president is trying to move forward.
Look no further than Netflix’s Twitter account, which on Friday seemed to validate what the L.G.B.T. community has known all along: the Babadook is one of us.
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Synonym Discussion of validate
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Definition of validate for Students
1 : to have legal force or effect
2 : to prove to be true, worthy, or justified
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