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le·git·i·mize

 (lə-jĭt′ə-mīz′)
tr.v. le·git·i·mized, le·git·i·miz·ing, le·git·i·miz·es
To make legitimate, as:
a. To give legal force or status to; make lawful.
b. To sanction formally or officially; authorize.
c. To demonstrate or declare to be justified.

le·git′i·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.
le·git′i·miz′er n.

legitimize

(lɪˈdʒɪtɪˌmaɪz) or

legitimise

;

legitimatize

(lɪˈdʒɪtɪməˌtaɪz) or

legitimatise

vb
(Law) (tr) to make legitimate; legalize
leˌgitimiˈzation, leˌgitimiˈsation, leˌgitimatiˈzation, leˌgitimatiˈsation n

le•git•i•mate

(adj., n. lɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪt; v. -ˌmeɪt)

adj., v. -mat•ed, -mat•ing,
n. adj.
1. according to law; lawful: the property's legitimate owner.
2. in accordance with established rules, principles, or standards.
3. born of legally married parents: legitimate children.
4. in accordance with the laws of reasoning; valid; logical: a legitimate conclusion.
5. resting on or ruling by the principle of hereditary right: a legitimate sovereign.
6. justified; genuine: a legitimate complaint.
7. of the normal or regular type or kind.
8. of or pertaining to professionally produced stage plays, as distinguished from burlesque, vaudeville, etc.
v.t.
9. to make lawful or legal; pronounce as lawful: Parliament legitimated her accession to the throne.
10. to confer legitimacy upon (a bastard).
11. to show or declare to be legitimate or proper.
12. to justify; sanction or authorize.
n.
13. a person who is established as being legitimate.
[1485–95; < Medieval Latin lēgitimātus, past participle of lēgitimāre to make lawful, derivative of Latin lēgitimus lawful, legal <lēg-, s. of lēx law]
le•git′i•mate•ly, adv.
le•git′i•mate•ness, n.

legitimize


Past participle: legitimized
Gerund: legitimizing

Imperative
legitimize
legitimize
Present
I legitimize
you legitimize
he/she/it legitimizes
we legitimize
you legitimize
they legitimize
Preterite
I legitimized
you legitimized
he/she/it legitimized
we legitimized
you legitimized
they legitimized
Present Continuous
I am legitimizing
you are legitimizing
he/she/it is legitimizing
we are legitimizing
you are legitimizing
they are legitimizing
Present Perfect
I have legitimized
you have legitimized
he/she/it has legitimized
we have legitimized
you have legitimized
they have legitimized
Past Continuous
I was legitimizing
you were legitimizing
he/she/it was legitimizing
we were legitimizing
you were legitimizing
they were legitimizing
Past Perfect
I had legitimized
you had legitimized
he/she/it had legitimized
we had legitimized
you had legitimized
they had legitimized
Future
I will legitimize
you will legitimize
he/she/it will legitimize
we will legitimize
you will legitimize
they will legitimize
Future Perfect
I will have legitimized
you will have legitimized
he/she/it will have legitimized
we will have legitimized
you will have legitimized
they will have legitimized
Future Continuous
I will be legitimizing
you will be legitimizing
he/she/it will be legitimizing
we will be legitimizing
you will be legitimizing
they will be legitimizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been legitimizing
you have been legitimizing
he/she/it has been legitimizing
we have been legitimizing
you have been legitimizing
they have been legitimizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been legitimizing
you will have been legitimizing
he/she/it will have been legitimizing
we will have been legitimizing
you will have been legitimizing
they will have been legitimizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been legitimizing
you had been legitimizing
he/she/it had been legitimizing
we had been legitimizing
you had been legitimizing
they had been legitimizing
Conditional
I would legitimize
you would legitimize
he/she/it would legitimize
we would legitimize
you would legitimize
they would legitimize
Past Conditional
I would have legitimized
you would have legitimized
he/she/it would have legitimized
we would have legitimized
you would have legitimized
they would have legitimized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.legitimize - make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized"
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
monetise, monetize - give legal value to or establish as the legal tender of a country; "They monetized the lira"

legitimize

legitimise
verb legalize, permit, sanction, legitimate, authorize, give the green light to, pronounce lawful These images serve to legitimize violence and cruelty.

legitimize

verb
To make lawful:
Translations

legitimize

[lɪˈdʒɪtɪmaɪz] VTlegitimar; [+ child, birth] → legalizar

legitimize

[lɪˈdʒɪtɪmaɪz] legitimise (British) vt
(= condone) → légitimer
(= approve officially) → légitimer

legitimize

[lɪˈdʒɪtɪˌmaɪz] vt (gen) → convalidare, rendere legittimo/a