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[val-i-deyt] /ˈvæl ɪˌdeɪt/
verb (used with object), validated, validating.
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.
1640-50; < Medieval Latin validātus (past participle of validāre to make valid), equivalent to valid- (see valid) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
validation, noun
validator, noun
[val-i-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈvæl ɪ dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
nonvalidation, noun
revalidate, verb (used with object), revalidated, revalidating.
revalidation, noun
unvalidated, adjective
unvalidating, adjective
1. authenticate, verify, prove.
1. disprove. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for validated
  • The thesis is validated learning: learning how to create a sustainable business.
  • Until recently, the system had only been validated in a laboratory in small batches.
  • Everybody wants to be validated as being good, they really do.
  • He pleaded guilty, and even though it wasn't to my crime, it was because of my crime-and that made me feel really validated.
  • The new data have been extensively validated against both aircraft and ground-based observations.
  • Purple dots are possible additional planets that have not yet been validated.
  • Note: these are researcher figures that have yet to be validated.
  • Some models work extremely well, with their validated bounds.
  • Of course little can be validated with the current technology.
  • Students are taught the best available validated information.
British Dictionary definitions for validated


verb (transitive)
to confirm or corroborate
to give legal force or official confirmation to; declare legally valid
Derived Forms
validation, noun
validatory, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for validated



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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