homologate

[ huh-mol-uh-geyt, hoh- ]
/ həˈmɒl əˌgeɪt, hoʊ- /

verb (used with object), ho·mol·o·gat·ed, ho·mol·o·gat·ing.

to approve; confirm or ratify.
to register (a specific make of automobile in general production) so as to make it eligible for international racing competition.

Nearby words

  1. homoiothermic,
  2. homoiousian,
  3. homolateral,
  4. homolecithal,
  5. homolog,
  6. homological,
  7. homologically,
  8. homologize,
  9. homologous,
  10. homologous chromosome

Origin of homologate

1635–45; < Medieval Latin homologātus (past participle of homologāre < Greek homologeîn to agree to, allow); see -ate1

Related formsho·mol·o·ga·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for homologate

homologate

/ (hɒˈmɒləˌɡeɪt) /

verb (tr)

mainly Scots law to approve or ratify (a deed or contract, esp one that is defective)
law to confirm (a proceeding, etc)
to recognize (a particular type of car or car component) as a production model or component rather than a prototype, as in making it eligible for a motor race
Derived Formshomologation, noun

Word Origin for homologate

C17: from Medieval Latin homologāre to agree, from Greek homologein to approve, from homologos agreeing, from homo- + legein to speak

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