verb (used with object), val·i·dat·ed, val·i·dat·ing.
Origin of validate
Examples from the Web for validated
He loves his wife, but is deeply in love with himself and needs to be validated constantly.Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on S&M with Kate Upton and that ‘Game of Thrones’ Rape Scene|Marlow Stern|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And that judgment—which could have been wrong—was validated later.Daniel Ellsberg: Edward Snowden Is a Hero and We Need More Whistleblowers|Daniel Ellsberg|June 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Roddenberry says his client base expanded quickly after the Affordable Care Act was validated by the Supreme Court last year.
Only reproducible experiments, and ones that justify interest, are validated.Zany, Cute, Interesting: What the Words We Use Say About Us|Benjamin Lytal|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
You have validated—indeed, rescued—Obama's signature domestic achievement.Paul Begala: Damn You, John Roberts, for Upholding Obamacare|Paul Begala|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The intellectualist accounts of truth have all failed to make this vital distinction between 'truth-claim' and validated truth.
Two whose elections had been validated by the Council refused to sit because they had not obtained the eighth part of the votes.History of the Commune of 1871|P. Lissagary
In other words, however much a 'truth' has been validated, it is always possible to test it further.
It is true the treaty was not ratified; but when ratified it is validated retrospectively.
The clerk of the court issued a certificate which was validated in the secretary's office.Mother Earth|W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.
1640s, from Latin validatus, from validus (see valid). Related: Validated; validating.