Definition of validate
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>
validatorplay \ˈva-lə-ˌdā-tər\ noun
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.
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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