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homologate

[huh-mol-uh-geyt, hoh-] /həˈmɒl əˌgeɪt, hoʊ-/
verb (used with object), homologated, homologating.
1.
to approve; confirm or ratify.
2.
to register (a specific make of automobile in general production) so as to make it eligible for international racing competition.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Medieval Latin homologātus (past participle of homologāre < Greek homologeîn to agree to, allow); see -ate1
Related forms
homologation, noun
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homologate

/hɒˈmɒləˌɡeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
(mainly Scots law) to approve or ratify (a deed or contract, esp one that is defective)
2.
(law) to confirm (a proceeding, etc)
3.
to recognize (a particular type of car or car component) as a production model or component rather than a prototype, as in making it eligible for a motor race
Derived Forms
homologation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin homologāre to agree, from Greek homologein to approve, from homologos agreeing, from homo- + legein to speak
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