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 English-Dutch Dictionary © 2020:

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legitimize [sth],
also UK: legitimise [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(validate, justify [sth])legitimeren, wettigen overg. ww
  rechtvaardigen overg. ww
 You need to punish your kids instead of legitimizing their bad behavior.
legitimize [sth],
also UK: legitimise [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(make [sth] lawful) (letterlijk)wettigen overg. ww
 The Supreme Court just legitimized same-sex marriage.
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