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validate

[ val-i-deyt ]
/ ˈvæl ɪˌdeɪt /
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verb (used with object), val·i·dat·ed, val·i·dat·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 1640–50; from Medieval Latin validātus (past participle of validāre “to make valid”), equivalent to valid- (see valid) + -ātus past participle suffix (see -ate1)

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British Dictionary definitions for validate

validate
/ (ˈvælɪˌdeɪt) /

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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