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  Words related to legitimate

Related / Similar Words: legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimatize, legitimatise, lawful, licit, logical

 

Definition:
  • make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone); "They legitimized their natural child";
  • show or affirm to be just and legitimate;
  • make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized";
  • authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; "a legitimate government";
  • of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful;
  • in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles; "legitimate advertising practices";
  • in accordance with reason or logic; "a logical conclusion";

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    See Also: authorized, authorised, legal, valid

     

    Hyponyms: monetize, monetise

     

    Derivational Morphology: legitimation, legalization, legalisation, legitimacy

     

     
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