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Overview of verb legitimate

The verb legitimate has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatise

(make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized")

2. legitimate

(show or affirm to be just and legitimate)

3. legitimate

(make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone); "They legitimized their natural child")


Overview of adj legitimate

The adj legitimate has 4 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (1) legitimate

(of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful)

2. (1) legitimate, logical

(based on known statements or events or conditions; "rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year")

3. (1) legitimate

(in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles; "legitimate advertising practices")

4. (1) lawful, legitimate, licit

(authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; "a legitimate government")

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