Share this entry

Share this page

legitimize

Synonyms of legitimize in English:

verb

  • the formal recognition of a union legitimizes workers' resistance to intimidation
    validate, legitimate, permit, warrant, authorize, sanction, license, give the stamp of approval to, condone, justify, vindicate, endorse, approve, support, sustain;
    legalize, pronounce lawful, declare legal, decriminalize, normalize
    [Antonyms] outlaw
  • Definition of legitimize in:

    Share this entry

    Share this page

     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day ingratiate
    Pronunciation: ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪeɪt
    verb
    bring oneself into favour with someone through flattery…