verb (used with object), le·git·i·mat·ed, le·git·i·mat·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR legitimate
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OTHER WORDS FROM legitimate
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH legitimatelegitimate , legitimize
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Example sentences from the Web for legitimate
According to Roman Sannikov, a Russia specialist with cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, the high volume of legitimate cryptocurrency use in Eastern Europe is a legacy of the Soviet Union and its collapse.Eastern Europe leads the world in cryptocurrency adoption—legal and otherwise|dzanemorris|September 14, 2020|Fortune
Turkey argues that Hamas — which won the last election in 2006 — is the legitimate representative of the people of Gaza.Erdogan Pitches Himself as Muslim World’s New Leader|Charu Kasturi|September 10, 2020|Ozy
In addition to pinpointing medically legitimate reasons to make CRISPR babies, the panelists also called for an international body to oversee the work.The “staged rollout” of gene-modified babies could start with sickle-cell disease|Amy Nordrum|September 3, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Not if people are just trying to knock you, but if they’re trying to be substantive, serious, legitimate.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’|Daniel Malloy|August 31, 2020|Ozy
Urban was partially inspired by Andrej Karpathy, who a few years ago trained a neural network to generate mathematical-looking nonsense that looked legitimate to nonexperts.How Close Are Computers to Automating Mathematical Reasoning?|Stephen Ornes|August 27, 2020|Quanta Magazine
There are limits to the painting of banditry and extortion as the legitimate raising of taxes.
In 2012, as a 10th grader, Lean says he recorded his first legitimate song, “Hurt.”The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He was courteous, explained the legitimate reason we were briefly pulled over, and then let us continue on our way.
In Turkey, crime groups in border areas are exploiting the labor of Syrian male refugees who cannot find legitimate employment.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are legitimate criticisms of the study, but not because it includes “attempted forced kissing,” as Lowry suggested.
I didn't much like his offhand way of asking; not that it wasn't a perfectly legitimate query.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Education is the cultivation of a just and legitimate familiarity betwixt the mind and things.
Education is a just and legitimate familiarity betwixt the mind and things.
This people worked, through legitimate channels, to advance its ideal, inspired by the purest loyalty to Spain.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
In spite of this acknowledged defect, many of the best players in this country regard it as a legitimate and helpful device.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller