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
Chen has been considered the future of American skating for years, and his performance at the Grand Prix Final in France last month appeared to validate it.
The young Rams began the season by winning their first nine games, more than validating last year’s 20-win season.
Friday, the American Academy of Pediatrics validated my experiment, recommending that children younger than 18 months get zero screen time, and those ages 2 to 5 be limited to one hour a day—half of its prior recommendation.
Unlike most other forensic techniques, developed or commissioned by police departments, this one arose from an academic discipline, and has been studied and validated by researchers around the world.
Israel has grown increasingly concerned over steps in Europe and elsewhere that validate Palestinian statehood without a peace agreement.
On both MTV and YouTube, the experiences of listening to an artist and seeing that same artist combine: image serves sound, sound validates image.
This is a man so worn down by bogus holiday cheer (the booger-y children, the flat mall Muzak) that his fatigue with the season feels totally validated.
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Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: 1648
Synonym Discussion of validate
VALIDATE Defined for Kids
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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