- 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 validation
The last few days should have served as some measure of validation for us Elba fans.Idris Elba’s Battle of the Bulge: Moose Knuckles and Sexist Double Standards
August 11, 2014
It began as a feeling of validation that became increasingly surreal.How I Write: Paul Lynch
December 18, 2013
The way to get validation from women was to present an idealized picture of what is possible for men.
What I am addicted to is affirmation and validation from women.
I never imagined myself standing in front of superstars like her and getting feedback and validation from them.‘American Idol’s’ Gurpreet Singh Sarin on Singing His Way Past Stereotypes
Simran Jeet Singh
February 14, 2013
"Ah, well, I will look after this validation myself," said the minister sharply.
Everything depended on the validation, on the turning up of a card.
Is validation of this type of experimentation a subject of language?The Civilization of Illiteracy
If both are orthodox he gives it his validation as the genuine article.The Abandoned Farmers
Irvin S. Cobb
I will charge you five credits for this validation, since I am rendering a service.A World by the Tale
Gordon Randall Garrett
- to confirm or corroborate
- to give legal force or official confirmation to; declare legally valid
Word Origin and History for validation
1650s, noun of action from validate.
1640s, from Latin validatus, from validus (see valid). Related: Validated; validating.