verb (used with object), le·git·i·mat·ed, le·git·i·mat·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR legitimate
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Origin of legitimate
OTHER WORDS FROM legitimate
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH legitimatelegitimate , legitimize
Example sentences from the Web for legitimate
He asked for a $5,000 loan from them and told them that if he failed to start a legitimate organization within 6 to 9 months, he would return to college.
We do that, and if it is a legitimate call, they will leave a message.
A well-regulated supply of short-term rentals can address legitimate community concerns and simultaneously increase access to the coast and provide significant revenues for local communities.Cities Are Falling Short on Coastal Access – and Short-Term Rentals Could Help|Philip King and Sarah Jenkins|November 16, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The holder of the country’s highest office now baselessly disputes legitimate election results, espousers of baseless and dangerous conspiracy theories are elected to Congress, and fact-checking is a booming industry.Remembering Alex Trebek, The Man With All The Answers|Oliver Roeder|November 9, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Part of being a good race caller is declining to call races when there’s legitimate uncertainty.
Because early in his career, though we ridiculed it above, Affleck was legitimately great in several of his films.Ben Affleck Delivers the Best Performance of His Career in ‘Gone Girl’|Kevin Fallon|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a legitimately scary idea for people who are invested in things staying the way that they are.
Divisive as the film was, it was a bold move for Lohan, who was legitimately impressive in it.Lindsay Lohan May Star in a West End Play. Is She Crazy?|Kevin Fallon|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The seller is in America and has offered no documentation proving that the 1,300-year-old object is owned legitimately.
There are some who were born legitimately desiring the same sex.
Grout is thin liquid mortar, and is legitimately used in gauged arches and other work when fine joints are desired.
But this foresight can scarcely belong to His glory, nor spare Him the reproaches which men could legitimately heap upon Him.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
Thus there are certain fundamental liberties, which not even a democracy may legitimately infringe.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
It is so low a thing that it may be legitimately used as a means of reform or a means of anything deemed worth accomplishing.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
Because I am in possession of rich ore, it does not follow that I did not come by it legitimately.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine