What is another word for legitimize?

Synonyms for legitimize
lɪˈdʒɪt əˌmaɪzle·git·imize

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  1. legitimizeverb


  2. legitimizeverb

    to make legitimate.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatiseverb

    make legal

    "Marijuana should be legalized"

    legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimise, legitimate, legalize, legitimatise, legitimatize

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  1. legitimizeverb

    legalize, make legitimate

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  1. List of paraphrases for "legitimize":

    legitimise, legitimatize, legalize, justify

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  1. Larry Jagan:

    It was clear that the military were going to look for some legal cases against the leaders of the National League for Democracy and especially Aung San Suu Kyi to actually legitimize what they’ve tried to do, and that is really a power grab.

  2. Jonathan Mitchell:

    Worst of all, it [speculation of notable figures] provides fodder for the special educators, special education attorneys, ABA therapists etc. to legitimize their profits and to encourage the false hope and tears for toasted snow that so many parents of these children have.

  3. Senator Richard Blumenthal:

    I urgently want to know how Apple and Google will assure that consumers' privacy interests are strongly balanced with the legitimate needs of public health officials during the coronavirus pandemic, a public health crisis cannot be a pretense to pave over our privacy laws or legitimize tech companies' intrusive data collection about American's personal lives.

  4. John Esposito:

    You appeal to religion both to legitimize what you're doing and to mobilize people.

  5. Charles Santiago:

    This is an absurd move by the junta to try to legitimize their illegal power grab.

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