Synonyms for legitimate
lɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪt; -ˌmeɪtle·git·i·mate
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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
That is authentic which is true to the facts; that is genuine which is true to its own claims; as, authentic history; genuine money.
A 'genuine' work is one written by the author whose name it bears; an 'authentic' work is one which relates truthfully the matters of which it treats. For example, the apocryphal Gospel of St. Thomas is neither 'genuine' nor 'authentic.' It is not 'genuine,' for St. Thomas did not write it; it is not 'authentic,' for its contents are mainly fables and lies.
TrenchOn the Study of Words lect. vi, p. 189. [ W. J. Widdleton]
Authentic is, however, used by reputable writers as synonymous with genuine, tho usually where genuineness carries a certain authority. We speak of accepted conclusions, certain evidence, current money, genuine letters, a legitimate conclusion or legitimate authority, original manuscripts, real value, received interpretation, sure proof, a true statement, a trustworthy witness, a veritable discovery.
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Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful
based on known statements or events or conditions
"rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year"
in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles
"legitimate advertising practices"
lawful, legitimate, licitverb
authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
"a legitimate government"
legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatiseverb
"Marijuana should be legalized"
show or affirm to be just and legitimate
make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone)
"They legitimized their natural child"
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Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire, they raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Cyberspace A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation.
The situation we are currently facing is one of legitimate defense, no one can deny or limit Turkey’s legitimate right to defense in the face of terrorist attacks.
They have raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago, so that is a legitimate issue for us to look at.
Translations for legitimate
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- legítimCatalan, Valencian
- legitim, gültigGerman
- dligheachScottish Gaelic
- īstens, īstsLatvian
- легитимный, легальный, действительный, настоящий, правильный, законнорождённый, законныйRussian
- laglig, inomäktenskaplig, legal, lagenlig, legitimSwedish
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