- 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.
Origin of homologate
1635–45; < Medieval Latin homologātus (past participle of homologāre < Greek homologeîn to agree to, allow); see -ate1
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- 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
C17: from Medieval Latin homologāre to agree, from Greek homologein to approve, from homologos agreeing, from homo- + legein to speak
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