legitimatize

[li-jit-uh-muh-tahyz]

verb (used with object), le·git·i·ma·tized, le·git·i·ma·tiz·ing.

to make legitimate.

Also especially British, le·git·i·ma·tise.

Origin of legitimatize

First recorded in 1785–95; legitimate + -ize
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