What is another word for legitimately?

Synonyms for legitimatelyle·git·i·mate·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legitimately, lawfully, licitlyadverb

    in a manner acceptable to common custom

    "you cannot do this legitimately!"

    licitly, legally, de jure, lawfully

    out of wedlock, illegitimately, illicitly

  2. legitimatelyadverb

    in a lawfully recognized manner

    "let's get married so our child can be born legitimately"

    licitly, lawfully

    illicitly, out of wedlock, illegitimately

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "legitimately":

    lawfully, rightfully, legally, rightly, justifiably

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How to use legitimately in a sentence?

  1. John Bercow:

    What the government can not legitimately do is resubmit to the House the same proposition -- or substantially the same proposition -- as that of last week, which was rejected by 149 votes.

  2. Mika Brzezinski:

    I’m concerned about women, who are legitimately sexually harassed in the workplace across America, and where this is taking us.

  3. John Kerry:

    [ I ] f you have a civilian power plant that’s producing power legitimately and not a threat to proliferation, you could have as many as 190,000 or more centrifuges.

  4. Rudy Giuliani:

    We answered every question they asked that was legitimately pre-election and focused on Russia, nothing post-election.

  5. Colby Neuman:

    We are going to have these very intense rotating showers, mini-supercells coming onto our coastline, and they could legitimately put down a tornado on Sunday.

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