legitimatized

legitimatize

[li-jit-uh-muh-tahyz]
verb (used with object), legitimatized, legitimatizing.
to make legitimate.
Also, especially British, legitimatise.


Origin:
1785–95; legitimate + -ize

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legitimatize

verb
make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized" [syn: legalize] [ant: criminalise
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