delegitimize

[ dee-li-jit-uh-mahyz ]
/ ˌdi lɪˈdʒɪt əˌmaɪz /
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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.
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

/ (ˌdiːlɪˈdʒɪtɪˌmaɪz) /

verb (tr)

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