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Definition of "legitimize" []

  • To legitimate. (verb-transitive)
  • To make legitimate; legalize (verb)

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Use "legitimize" in a sentence
  • "My understanding is that the terms legitimize the "lifestyle.""
  • "­ons aka legitimize­d bribary for special people is part of the reason issues of vital importance to all Americans keep getting shunted aside."
  • "It's not simply that Palin's attacks "legitimize" questions about her ties to Alaskan extremists, which of course they do."