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validate

[ val-i-deyt ]
/ 藞v忙l 瑟藢de瑟t /
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verb (used with object), val路i路dat路ed, val路i路dat路ing.
to make valid; substantiate; confirm: Time validated our suspicions.
to give legal force to; legalize.
to give official sanction, confirmation, or approval to, as elected officials, election procedures, documents, etc.: to validate a passport.
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Origin of validate

First recorded in 1640鈥50; from Medieval Latin valid膩tus (past participle of valid膩re 鈥渢o make valid鈥), equivalent to valid- (see valid) + -膩tus past participle suffix (see -ate1)

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British Dictionary definitions for validate

validate
/ (藞v忙l瑟藢de瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to confirm or corroborate
to give legal force or official confirmation to; declare legally valid

Derived forms of validate

validation, nounvalidatory, adjective
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