validate

[ val-i-deyt ]
/ ˈvæl ɪˌdeɪt /

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.

Origin of validate

1640–50; < Medieval Latin validātus (past participle of validāre to make valid), equivalent to valid- (see valid) + -ātus -ate1
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validate

/ (ˈvælɪˌdeɪt) /

verb (tr)

to confirm or corroborate
to give legal force or official confirmation to; declare legally valid
Derived Formsvalidation, nounvalidatory, adjective
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Word Origin and History for validating

validate


v.

1640s, from Latin validatus, from validus (see valid). Related: Validated; validating.

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