legitimatize
transitive verb (-tized; -tizing) Date: 1791 legitimate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Legitimatize — Le*git i*ma*tize ( t[imac]z), v. t. To legitimate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • legitimatize — index allow (authorize), authorize, constitute (establish), formalize, legalize, legitimate, sancti …   Law dictionary

  • legitimatize — (Amer.) le·git·i·ma·tize || lɪ dʒɪtɪmÉ™taɪz v. make legitimate; make legal; justify (also legitimatise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • legitimatize — [lə jit′ə mə tīz΄] vt. legitimatized, legitimatizing LEGITIMIZE …   English World dictionary

  • legitimatize — /li jit euh meuh tuyz /, v.t., legitimatized, legitimatizing. to make legitimate. Also, esp. Brit., legitimatise. [1785 95; LEGITIMATE + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • legitimatize — verb a) To make legitimate. b) To legalize …   Wiktionary

  • legitimatize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make lawful: legalize, legitimate, legitimize. See LAW …   English dictionary for students

  • legitimatize — le·git·i·ma·tize …   English syllables

  • legitimatize — le•git•i•ma•tize [[t]lɪˈdʒɪt ə məˌtaɪz[/t]] v. t. tized, tiz•ing legitimate …   From formal English to slang

  • legitimatize — v.tr. (also ise) legitimize. Derivatives: legitimatization n …   Useful english dictionary

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