legitimize

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/lɪˈdʒɪtɪmaɪz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/lɪˈdʒɪtəˌmaɪz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(li jitə mīz′)

Inflections of 'legitimize' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
legitimizes
v 3rd person singular (US & UK)
legitimizing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US & UK)
legitimized
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
legitimized
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US & UK)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
le•git•i•mize /lɪˈdʒɪtəˌmaɪz/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -mized, -miz•ing. 
  1. to legitimate.
le•git•i•mi•za•tion /lɪˌdʒɪtəməˈzeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]See -leg-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
le•git•i•mize  (li jitə mīz′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -mized, -miz•ing. 
  1. to make legitimate.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] le•giti•mise′.  le•git′i•mi•zation, n. 
  • Latin lēgitim(us) (see legitim) + -ize
  • 1840–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
legitimize, legitimise /lɪˈdʒɪtɪˌmaɪz/legitimatize, legitimatise /lɪˈdʒɪtɪməˌtaɪz/ vb
  1. (transitive) to make legitimate; legalize

leˌgitimiˈzation, leˌgitimiˈsation, leˌgitimatiˈzation, leˌgitimatiˈsation n
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