[ li-jit-uh-mahyz ]
/ lɪˈdʒɪt əˌmaɪz /
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verb (used with object), le·git·i·mized, le·git·i·miz·ing.
to make legitimate.
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Also especially British, le·git·i·mise . Also le·git·i·ma·tize, especially British, le·git·i·ma·tise [li-jit-uh-muh-tahyz] /lɪˈdʒɪt ə məˌtaɪz/ .
OTHER WORDS FROM legitimizele·git·i·mi·za·tion, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH legitimizelegitimate, legitimize
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How to use legitimize in a sentence
Rather than focus on legitimizing gaming to The Washington Post’s broader audience, Launcher has had to take care to legitimize itself to the core gaming audience.How The Washington Post’s Launcher covers gaming and esports inside a mainstream publication|Tim Peterson|January 12, 2021|Digiday
Sera said school officials have heard from many in the cannabis industry and in academics that the University of Maryland at Baltimore program has helped to legitimize cannabis as a medical treatment.Medical cannabis master’s program at University of Maryland sees growth since launch|Tracy Mitchell Griggs|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
Meanwhile, a tie-up with Cantor would be a feather in the startup’s cap and go a long way toward legitimizing a crypto industry many still saw as disreputable.Wall Street culture clash: When Coinbase met Cantor Fitzgerald|Jeff|December 3, 2020|Fortune
Remarkably, the sport's legitimization is happening almost exclusively because of Red Bull.The World Series of Cliff Diving Takes Itself Very Seriously|Hampton Stevens|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, it took the legitimization of the ultra sexy corset for women to decide to abandon it.What Lies Beneath: How Lingerie Got Sexy|Raquel Laneri|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for legitimize
legitimise legitimatize or legitimatise (lɪˈdʒɪtɪməˌtaɪz)
/ (lɪˈdʒɪtɪˌmaɪz) /
(tr) to make legitimate; legalize
Derived forms of legitimizelegitimization, legitimisation, legitimatization or legitimatisation, noun
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