verb (used with object), le·git·i·mized, le·git·i·miz·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM legitimizele·git·i·mi·za·tion, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH legitimizelegitimate, legitimize
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At least eight Democratic senators have met with Barrett — in person or via phone — while a host of others have refused the courtesy sit-downs, saying they do not want to legitimize a confirmation process they say should not occur.In call with Democratic senator, Barrett declines to discuss how she might rule on health-care law|Seung Min Kim|October 7, 2020|Washington Post
It can be a tool to push back against these systems, but equally it can be a tool to normalize or legitimize these systems.Eight case studies on regulating biometric technology show us a path forward|Karen Hao|September 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
We’re meeting maybe to legitimize that decision or for somebody to say that was a collective decision even though it wasn’t.How to Make Meetings Less Terrible (Ep. 389 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|May 28, 2020|Freakonomics
We’re meeting maybe to legitimize that decision or for somebody to say that that was a collective decision even though it wasn’t.
For Easley, one of the most important steps to helping her husband was learning to legitimize her own position as a caregiver.
Those $2 billion have also served to legitimize the work other companies have been doing to expand the VR experience.The Game You Wear on Your Face: Virtual Reality Is Finally Here|Alec Kubas-Meyer|May 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Legitimize contributions of a size that virtually guarantees special attention from office-holders?The Answer to the McCutcheon Decision Is More Big Money in Politics|Jonathan Rauch|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has gone out of his way to legitimize and justify the actions of Putin.Ron Paul Is Supporting Russia’s Illegal Occupation of Crimea|James Kirchick|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The nightmare that looms ahead now is likely to be a pseudo-democratic process meant to legitimize a popular dictator.Egypt’s Arab Spring Gives Way To Spring Of The Patriarch|Christopher Dickey|January 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No easy-going doctrines, then, to legitimize vice, says Ozanam.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
If the woman has won you round to legitimize the connection, first, I've a proper claim to see her marriage lines.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
Very well; I'll legitimize him by marrying the young Clementine.The Man With The Broken Ear|Edmond About
Huysmans it was who gently persuaded Villiers to make a deathbed marriage and legitimize his son.Iconoclasts|James Huneker
He did not dare ask Charity for a divorce in order that he might legitimize this byblow of his.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes