Legitimize meaning

lə-jĭtə-mīz
To make or declare legitimate.
  • To make lawful; give legal force or status to.
  • To give official or formal sanction to; authorize.
  • To give the status of a legitimate child to (one born out of wedlock)
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To legitimate.
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To make seem just, right, or reasonable; justify.
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The definition of legitimize is to make something legal or to make it acceptable, permissible or correct.

When you make a previously forbidden behavior legal, this is an example of a time when you legitimize the behavior.

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To make legitimate.
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