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legitimize

verb

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to make something real, accepted, or official
  • slang words legitimized by usage

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The first known use of legitimize was in 1646

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“Legitimize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/legitimize. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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