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le·git·i·ma·tize

 (lə-jĭt′ə-mə-tīz′)
tr.v. le·git·i·ma·tized, le·git·i·ma·tiz·ing, le·git·i·ma·tiz·es
To legitimize.

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.

legitimatize


Past participle: legitimatized
Gerund: legitimatizing

Imperative
legitimatize
legitimatize
Present
I legitimatize
you legitimatize
he/she/it legitimatizes
we legitimatize
you legitimatize
they legitimatize
Preterite
I legitimatized
you legitimatized
he/she/it legitimatized
we legitimatized
you legitimatized
they legitimatized
Present Continuous
I am legitimatizing
you are legitimatizing
he/she/it is legitimatizing
we are legitimatizing
you are legitimatizing
they are legitimatizing
Present Perfect
I have legitimatized
you have legitimatized
he/she/it has legitimatized
we have legitimatized
you have legitimatized
they have legitimatized
Past Continuous
I was legitimatizing
you were legitimatizing
he/she/it was legitimatizing
we were legitimatizing
you were legitimatizing
they were legitimatizing
Past Perfect
I had legitimatized
you had legitimatized
he/she/it had legitimatized
we had legitimatized
you had legitimatized
they had legitimatized
Future
I will legitimatize
you will legitimatize
he/she/it will legitimatize
we will legitimatize
you will legitimatize
they will legitimatize
Future Perfect
I will have legitimatized
you will have legitimatized
he/she/it will have legitimatized
we will have legitimatized
you will have legitimatized
they will have legitimatized
Future Continuous
I will be legitimatizing
you will be legitimatizing
he/she/it will be legitimatizing
we will be legitimatizing
you will be legitimatizing
they will be legitimatizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been legitimatizing
you have been legitimatizing
he/she/it has been legitimatizing
we have been legitimatizing
you have been legitimatizing
they have been legitimatizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been legitimatizing
you will have been legitimatizing
he/she/it will have been legitimatizing
we will have been legitimatizing
you will have been legitimatizing
they will have been legitimatizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been legitimatizing
you had been legitimatizing
he/she/it had been legitimatizing
we had been legitimatizing
you had been legitimatizing
they had been legitimatizing
Conditional
I would legitimatize
you would legitimatize
he/she/it would legitimatize
we would legitimatize
you would legitimatize
they would legitimatize
Past Conditional
I would have legitimatized
you would have legitimatized
he/she/it would have legitimatized
we would have legitimatized
you would have legitimatized
they would have legitimatized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.legitimatize - 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"

legitimatize

verb
To make lawful:
Translations

legitimatize

, legitimize
vtlegitimieren; childrenfür ehelich erklären
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