- 1Check or prove the validity or accuracy of (something): these estimates have been validated by periodic surveysMore example sentences
- No particular behavioral technique has been validated or proven to be superior than others in the substance user.
- The response level was high for a voluntary question, and validates the accuracy of the resulting analyses.
- Also important was whether the instruments used for temperature measurement were tested for accuracy to validate the data.
- 1.1Demonstrate or support the truth or value of: in a healthy family a child’s feelings are validatedMore example sentences
- Museums help validate the value, importance and legitimacy of these objects, as do critics and hangers on.
- Its studies have validated the ecological value of traditional farming and been instrumental in fighting destructive development projects in India.
- These artists need a national institution to support and validate them and to facilitate contact with the global arena.
- 1.2Make or declare legally valid.More example sentences
- Read the institutions' prospectuses carefully and note if a course is accredited or validated by a respected professional body.
- This course is validated by Limpert's Academy, who are the leading body in the world of Interior Design.
- This new certification body for further education and training in Ireland is now validating courses in all FAS centres.
- 1.3Recognize or affirm the validity or worth of (a person or their feelings or opinions); cause (a person) to feel valued or worthwhile: without Patti to validate my feelings, they seemed not to exist he seems to need other women’s attention to validate him as a manMore example sentences
- But, as my friend says, I don't need a man to validate me.
- Acknowledging and validating these feelings can be reassuring for the young fathers.
- He needs you to prevent or stop his aggressive attacks, but he also needs you near him to validate the emotions that he's experiencing.
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- I understand that for relatives the telling of such a story gives the victims' lives, and deaths, validation.
- For the scientist, it is a lifelong dream, the validation of a long career.
- They did not seek validation for their actions from anyone other than themselves.
mid 17th century (in the sense 'make legally valid'): from medieval Latin validat- 'made legally valid', from the verb validare, from Latin validus (see valid).