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validate

[val-i-deyt] /ˈvæl ɪˌdeɪt/
verb (used with object), validated, validating.
1.
to make valid; substantiate; confirm:
Time validated our suspicions.
2.
to give legal force to; legalize.
3.
to give official sanction, confirmation, or approval to, as elected officials, election procedures, documents, etc.:
to validate a passport.
Origin
1640-1650
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
validatory
[val-i-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈvæl ɪ dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonvalidation, noun
revalidate, verb (used with object), revalidated, revalidating.
revalidation, noun
unvalidated, adjective
unvalidating, adjective
Synonyms
1. authenticate, verify, prove.
Antonyms
1. disprove.
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British Dictionary definitions for validate

validate

/ˈvælɪˌdeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to confirm or corroborate
2.
to give legal force or official confirmation to; declare legally valid
Derived Forms
validation, noun
validatory, adjective
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Word Origin and History for validate
v.

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

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