- 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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Antonyms for validate
Related Words for validatingratify, certify, confirm, legalize, substantiate, legitimize, corroborate, verify, approve, endorse, justify, authorize, constitute, authenticate, okay, sanction, rubber-stamp
Examples from the Web for validating
Contemporary Examples of validating
“This online thing is incredibly important grounds for validating your choices to be Michael Jackson,” Turner said.Moonwalking With the Many Michael Jacksons
August 2, 2014
“They were validating, supportive, and had my best interests at heart,” says Lee.Mental-Health Breakdown: When Harvard Fails Its Students
March 18, 2013
“There is a lot of calculating, recalculating, and validating the calculations in an operation like this,” he says.Risky Rescue: A Year After It Sank, Raising the Costa Concordia
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 13, 2013
Historical Examples of validating
Reinforcing and validating the values of goods are the social values of men.Social Value
B. M. Anderson
How far may we trust our experience as validating the inferences we draw from it?Some Christian Convictions
Henry Sloane Coffin
Philosophers of science are concerned with valid ways of knowing and ways of validating that which is known.Nursing as Caring
- to confirm or corroborate
- to give legal force or official confirmation to; declare legally valid
1640s, from Latin validatus, from validus (see valid). Related: Validated; validating.