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legitimize

Pronunciation: /lɪˈdʒɪtəmaɪz; lɪˈdʒɪtɪmaɪz/

Translation of legitimize in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (make lawful) legitimar 1.2 (justify) justificar*, legitimar
    Example sentences
    • Nor does she think that the legislation legitimising it is likely to be revoked in the near future.
    • Now he is suggesting that such steps be legitimized and sanctioned in advance.
    • The legal institution of marriage legitimises some relationships and denies others.

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