Definición de legitimate en inglés:


Saltos de línea: le¦git¦im|ate


Pronunciación: /lɪˈdʒɪtɪmət
  • 3Constituting or relating to serious drama as distinct from musical comedy, revue, etc.: the legitimate theatre
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    • These theatres focused on legitimate drama and opera but halls providing popular stage entertainments also began to appear.
    • They think it's not legitimate theater, it's not reality.
    • Critics who claim opera is not legitimate theater must be silenced by the unforgettable performance that has been preserved here.


Pronunciación: /lɪˈdʒɪtɪmeɪt
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  • Make lawful or justify: the regime was not legitimated by popular support
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    • The rhetoric of rights legitimates claims and mobilizes support for groups demanding autonomy.
    • If the state thinks it is legitimate then it legitimates its own laws.
    • But she finds subtle shifts in the way governments legitimated their foreign policies.



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  • On examination, the notes were found to be legitimately held and were returned to the centre.
  • There aren't many leaders who can stage a coup and still legitimately retain power years later.
  • They believed that human beings were born free and could be legitimately ruled only by their own consent.


Pronunciación: /-ˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • The effect was to confer a quite new level of political legitimation on Berlusconi.
  • On the contrary, even leftist commentators are lamenting its lack of legitimation.
  • What exactly are the mechanisms and institutions of legitimation?


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  • Consequently, without a conscious effort, educators will inadvertently contribute to the legitimatization and reproduction of the existing, unequal social order.
  • European public anger might give new legitimatization to once-unthinkable restructuring, limitation, and loosening of its relationship with NATO.


(also legitimatise) verbo
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  • She says that for many students, exchange legitimatises traveling before they finish school.
  • The boy informs her that he is Sean reincarnated, and he drops a few tidbits intended to legitimatize his claim.
  • These two events had the effect of legitimatizing the Chicago mathematics department within one year of its opening.


late Middle English (in the sense 'born of parents lawfully married to each other'): from medieval Latin legitimatus 'made legal', from the verb legitimare, from Latin legitimus 'lawful', from lex, leg- 'law'.

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