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



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Origin of homologate

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


ho·mol·o·ga·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for 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 forms of homologate

homologation, 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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