- to remove the legitimate or legal status of.
Also especially British, de·le·git·i·mise.
Origin of delegitimize
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Examples from the Web for delegitimize
Traduce him, delegitimize him—and slow economic recovery in hopes that voters will cast a protest vote for the GOP.The Obama Scandals Are Desperate Measures by the GOP
May 17, 2013
But BDS aims not only to weaken the state, itself an immoral goal, but also to delegitimize its very existence.What's So Wrong With BDS?
February 7, 2013
And we have vigorously opposed efforts to delegitimize the Jewish State.Rabbis Sign Letter Opposing Settlement Construction
December 20, 2012
That would change overnight and Washington would almost certainly re-start a campaign to delegitimize the court around the world.Who's Afraid Of The ICC?
Mark Leon Goldberg
November 28, 2012
Having endured attempts to delegitimize us as Zionists, we should be careful not to delegitimize others.Neither "Best Friend" Nor "Anti-Israel"
October 17, 2012
- to make invalid, illegal, or unacceptablecrushing and delegitimizing all dissent in Central Asia
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