- to make valid; substantiate; confirm: Time validated our suspicions.
- to give legal force to; legalize.
- to give official sanction, confirmation, or approval to, as elected officials, election procedures, documents, etc.: to validate a passport.
Origin of validate
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Examples from the Web for validate
But even there… look what I did, I cited research as though it were necessary to validate the lived experience of black people.The Question in St. Louis County: Can Whites Empathize With Blacks?
August 23, 2014
Myers and Gurney felt such actions were a means to validate the report.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death
August 11, 2014
So I called Dr. Angelou for perspective, and perhaps to validate my own perspective.Maya Angelou Knew How To Inspire As A Writer, Teacher, and Great Human Being
May 28, 2014
If Democrats gain the seat, it will validate those on the left who think the Affordable Care Act can be an electoral asset.Florida’s Midterm Warm Up
March 11, 2014
This way, the anti-foreigner party could validate whether or not the person was ‘truly Greek.’Golden Dawn Continues Its Message of Hate
May 3, 2013
Time moved on, and with it came the parish priest to validate the marriage.Mexico and its Religion
Robert A. Wilson
This is all that is necessary to validate the use of images to be made in the sequel.The Analysis of Mind
Let there be no mistake about it: we have been brought here to validate that conclusion.Human Error
Raymond F. Jones
The theory of value is to interpret, validate, and guide the theory of prices.Social Value
B. M. Anderson
Thus Mary attempts to validate the situation and make it "by no means contrary to probability."Mathilda
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
- to confirm or corroborate
- to give legal force or official confirmation to; declare legally valid
Word Origin and History for validate
1640s, from Latin validatus, from validus (see valid). Related: Validated; validating.