verb (used with object), val·i·dat·ed, val·i·dat·ing.
Origin of validate
Examples from the Web for validate
Myers and Gurney felt such actions were a means to validate the report.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So I called Dr. Angelou for perspective, and perhaps to validate my own perspective.Maya Angelou Knew How To Inspire As A Writer, Teacher, and Great Human Being|Joshua DuBois|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If Democrats gain the seat, it will validate those on the left who think the Affordable Care Act can be an electoral asset.
This way, the anti-foreigner party could validate whether or not the person was ‘truly Greek.’
I did say that the report and “too many progressives” demonize Israel and validate Palestinian maximalism.Seeking A Realistic Mature Discussion About "Settlements"|Gil Troy|February 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Thus Mary attempts to validate the situation and make it "by no means contrary to probability."Mathilda|Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Time moved on, and with it came the parish priest to validate the marriage.Mexico and its Religion|Robert A. Wilson
Of course, it is our hope that this test will validate Rapid Dominance as a legitimate doctrine.Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman
Isaac does not even send a token with Jacob to validate his suit for a daughter of Laban.A Letter Book|George Saintsbury
The answers to these questions would do a great deal to validate the plan we had adopted.Marriage Enrichment Retreats|David Mace
British Dictionary definitions for validate
Word Origin and History for validate
1640s, from Latin validatus, from validus (see valid). Related: Validated; validating.