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Synonyms of legitimize in English:


  • 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
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