verb (used with object), le·git·i·ma·tized, le·git·i·ma·tiz·ing.
to make legitimate.
authorize, decriminalize, decree, formulate, license, legislate, codify, sanction, ordain, launder, constitute, legitimate, permit, regulate, approve, legitimize, enact
- legitimate government,
Also especially British, le·git·i·ma·tise.
Origin of legitimatize
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Examples from the Web for legitimatize
For this, however, there is a remedy—an act of parliament must be procured to legitimatize my children.The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain|William Carleton
But, one will say, if raw experience can not legitimatize reasoning by recurrence, is it so of experiment aided by induction?