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[dee-li-jit-uh-mahyz] /ˌdi lɪˈdʒɪt əˌmaɪz/
verb (used with object), delegitimized, delegitimizing.
to remove the legitimate or legal status of.
Also, especially British, delegitimise.
Related forms
delegitimization, noun Unabridged
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  • And that could delegitimize what is, for many, a serious impairment.
  • It fits with and affirms their desire to delegitimize this president by any means necessary.
British Dictionary definitions for delegitimize


verb (transitive)
to make invalid, illegal, or unacceptable: crushing and delegitimizing all dissent in Central Asia
Derived Forms
delegitimization, delegitimisation, noun
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