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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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Examples for validation
  • Politicians chase the media for validation of their power.
  • Thank you for the kind words and for the validation.
  • Keep in mind that estimation and validation of these models is one and the same thing.
  • The teams train for a total of four weeks in the airport before they are given their validation test and, hopefully, graduate.
  • Let's await validation of the results first and then we'll see.
  • Dogs can be work- with their need for attention and validation.
  • They talk about their troubles, and call up their friends for validation.
  • Some senior professors say the process has brought them validation and appreciation.
  • Arrangements for delivery of prizes will be performed after winner validation.
  • No independent validation of participants' dyslexia diagnosis.
British Dictionary definitions for validation

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 validation
validate
1640s, from L. validatus, from validus (see valid). Related: Validated.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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validation in Technology


The stage in the software life-cycle at the end of the development process where software is evaluated to ensure that it complies with the requirements.
(1995-02-14)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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