- 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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- to confirm or corroborate
- to give legal force or official confirmation to; declare legally valid
Word Origin and History for validator
1640s, from Latin validatus, from validus (see valid). Related: Validated; validating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper