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    legitimate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word legitimate

    Definition
    (verb) make legal
    Example Sentence
    • Marijuana should be legalized
    Definition
    (verb) show or affirm to be just and legitimate Definition
    (verb) make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone)
    Example Sentence
    • They legitimized their natural child
    Definition
    (adj) of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful Definition
    (adj) based on known statements or events or conditions
    Synonyms : logical
    Example Sentence
    • rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year
    Definition
    (adj) in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles
    Example Sentence
    • legitimate advertising practices
    Definition
    (adj) authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
    Synonyms : lawful , licit
    Example Sentence
    • a legitimate government
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