Definition of legitimize in English:

legitimize

Line breaks: le¦git¦im|ize
Pronunciation: /lɪˈdʒɪtɪmʌɪz
 
/
(also legitimise)

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

legitimization

Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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  • All this has lent a sort of legitimization to the reoccupation, the bombings, and the arrests.
  • It provides the legitimization of external sovereignty and some legal protection against aggression.
  • This is nothing less than the legitimization of the lynch mob.

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