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1. legitimate

adjective. ['ləˈdʒɪtəmət'] based on known statements or events or conditions.

Synonyms

  • valid

Antonyms

  • unlawful
  • illegality

Etymology

  • legitimatus (Latin)

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How do you spell legitimate? Is it legitamate ?

A common misspelling of legitimate is legitamate

Example sentences of the word legitimate


1. Adjective
And using a telephone or the mail is still a legitimate way to find someone.

Quotes containing the word legitimate


1. To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
- Wendell Berry

2. In a basic sense, 'A Little Life' is a homage to how my friends and I live our lives. I wanted to push past the definitions of how we typically define friendship. It's a different version of adulthood, but it's no less important and no less legitimate than anyone else's.
- Hanya Yanagihara

3. The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
- Thomas Jefferson

2. legitimate

adjective. ['ləˈdʒɪtəmət'] of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful.

Synonyms

  • lawfully-begotten
  • rightful
  • authorised
  • valid
  • morganatic
  • lawful
  • true
  • left-handed
  • authorized

Antonyms

  • unauthorized
  • illegal
  • invalid
  • take

Etymology

  • legitimatus (Latin)

3. legitimate

adjective. ['ləˈdʒɪtəmət'] in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles.

Synonyms

  • established

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • deny

Etymology

  • legitimatus (Latin)

4. legitimate

adjective. ['ləˈdʒɪtəmət'] authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law.

Synonyms

  • legal
  • licit

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • reject
  • prevent

Etymology

  • legitimatus (Latin)

5. legitimate

verb. ['ləˈdʒɪtəmət'] make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone).

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • unjust
  • unofficial
  • unreasonable

Etymology

  • legitimatus (Latin)

6. legitimate

verb. ['ləˈdʒɪtəmət'] make legal.

Synonyms

  • let
  • legitimatize
  • legalize
  • permit
  • legitimise
  • legitimize
  • legalise
  • decriminalize
  • countenance
  • allow
  • monetise
  • monetize
  • legitimatise

Antonyms

  • criminalize
  • outlaw
  • criminalise
  • disallow

Etymology

  • legitimatus (Latin)

7. legitimate

verb. ['ləˈdʒɪtəmət'] show or affirm to be just and legitimate.

Synonyms

  • justify

Antonyms

  • crooked
  • unlawfulness

Etymology

  • legitimatus (Latin)
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