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validate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of validate

  1. 1 to give evidence or testimony to the truth or factualness of a witness independently validated the policeman's version of events Synonyms of validate argue, attest, authenticate, bear out, certify, corroborate, substantiate, support, confirm, verify, vindicateWords Related to validate avouch, back (up), testify (to), vouch (for), witness; guarantee, warrant; affirm, assert, aver, avow, declare, profess; demonstrate, document, establish, prove, reinforce (also reenforce)Near Antonyms of validate contradict, gainsay; deny, disavow, disclaim; challenge, contest, dispute, questionAntonyms of validate disprove, rebut, refute

  2. 2 to show the existence or truth of by evidence the booming economy in and of itself validated the soundness of the government's economic policies Synonyms of validate demonstrate, document, establish, substantiate, proveWords Related to validate back (up), buttress, circumstantiate, corroborate; evidence, evince, record, support, uphold, witness; adduce, attest, authenticate, certify, identify; confirm, sustain, verify, vouch; clinch, nail, settle; confess, depose, testifyNear Antonyms of validate challenge, dispute, object; allege, assume, conjecture, guess, presume, surmise, suspectAntonyms of validate disprove, rebut, refute

Synonym Discussion of validate

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


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