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tr.v. val·i·dat·ed, val·i·dat·ing, val·i·dates
1. To establish the soundness, accuracy, or legitimacy of: validate the test results; validate a concern. See Synonyms at confirm.
2. To declare or make legally valid: validate an election.
3. To mark with an indication of official sanction: The official validated my passport with a stamp.

val′i·da′tion n.
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Adj.1.validating - serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence"
supportive - furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"
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The other is reactive by continuously monitoring and validating the health of a SAN across each and every access path.
This line of inquiry may be useful for validating existing severity measurement systems, especially if probabilities were corrected for age-sex cohort experience.
Testing and validating policies and processes is critical because they often may conflict; and because of the SOA's loose coupling nature, it will be necessary to dynamically validate configurations or dependencies during deployment cycles.
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The interoperability event highlighted the importance of validating IPTV service delivery under a range of network conditions and topologies," said Rod Unverrich, business manager of Agilent's Data Network Operation.
The Agilent N2X multiservices test solution -- the industry's first solution for validating IPTV service quality for thousands of individual subscribers under real-world triple play network conditions -- allowed Juniper to validate the performance of its IPTV and Multiplay solutions in a highly scaled and dynamic network environment.