delegitimize

[dee-li-jit-uh-mahyz]
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verb (used with object), de·le·git·i·mized, de·le·git·i·miz·ing.

to remove the legitimate or legal status of.

Nearby words

  1. delegate,
  2. delegation,
  3. delegator,
  4. delegatory,
  5. delegitimatize,
  6. delete,
  7. deleterious,
  8. deletion,
  9. deleverage,
  10. deleveraging

Also especially British, de·le·git·i·mise.

Origin of delegitimize


Related formsde·le·git·i·mi·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for delegitimize

delegitimize

delegitimise

verb (tr)

to make invalid, illegal, or unacceptablecrushing and delegitimizing all dissent in Central Asia
Derived Formsdelegitimization or delegitimisation, noun

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