- 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.
Origin of validate
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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
April 25, 2014
And that judgment—which could have been wrong—was validated later.Daniel Ellsberg: Edward Snowden Is a Hero and We Need More Whistleblowers
June 10, 2013
Roddenberry says his client base expanded quickly after the Affordable Care Act was validated by the Supreme Court last year.Workers Earn Money on the Job for Losing Weight
April 10, 2013
Only reproducible experiments, and ones that justify interest, are validated.Zany, Cute, Interesting: What the Words We Use Say About Us
October 23, 2012
You have validated—indeed, rescued—Obama's signature domestic achievement.Paul Begala: Damn You, John Roberts, for Upholding Obamacare
June 28, 2012
Henry Thorne, who had their tickets, took them into the office to have them validated.Janet Hardy in Hollywood
Ruthe S. Wheeler
Variations that could be validated as typographical errors have been corrected.The Life of Mohammad
On the other hand in 1752 the Sinhalese succession was validated by obtaining monks from Burma.
On the 30th March the Council had validated six elections with a relative majority.History of the Commune of 1871
Nevertheless its claim to be the sole possible explanation can in nowise be validated.
- to confirm or corroborate
- to give legal force or official confirmation to; declare legally valid
Word Origin and History for validated
1640s, from Latin validatus, from validus (see valid). Related: Validated; validating.