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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How to use legitimize in a sentence
If for some reason it is, the roster circumstances surrounding it will de-legitimize the outcome.The coronavirus has turned the NFL into a joke, and nobody should be laughing|Jerry Brewer|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
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.
But does simply announcing one has a story automatically legitimize its telling?From Didion to Dunham, Female Essayists Seize the Day|Lucy Scholes|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Easley, one of the most important steps to helping her husband was learning to legitimize her own position as a caregiver.
The main radio station was scheduled to announce, and thereby legitimize, the fraudulent results.Nigeria’s Larger-Than-Life Nobel Laureate Chronicles a Fascinating Life|Chimamanda Adichie|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
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
No easy-going doctrines, then, to legitimize vice, says Ozanam.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
Except as a solemn, sacred rite, there was nothing in our marriage to legitimize our child.A Speckled Bird|Augusta J. Evans Wilson
Victory would legitimize and confirm the authority of one, and make it supreme over the whole civilized world.History of Julius Caesar|Jacob Abbott
Again, after introduction to an unmarried lady at a dance, a man is required to properly legitimize the acquaintance.A Visit to Java|W. Basil Worsfold