HyperDic: legitimate

English > 7 senses of the word legitimate:
ADJECTIVEalllegitimateof marriages and offspring
alllegitimate, logicalbased on known statements or events or conditions
alllegitimatein accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles
alllegitimate, lawful, licitauthorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
VERBsociallegitimate, legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimatize, legitimatisemake legal
communicationlegitimateshow / show or affirm to be just and legitimate
changelegitimatemake (an illegitimate child) legitimate
legitimate > pronunciation
Soundslahjhih'tahmaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > legitimate: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful.
Narrowerlawfully-begottenborn in wedlock
morganatic, left-handed(of marriages) of a marriage between one of royal or noble birth and one of lower rank
true, lawful, rightfulHaving a legally established claim
See alsoauthorized, authorisedendowed with authority
legalEstablished by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
validWell grounded in logic / logic or truth or having legal force
OppositeillegitimateOf marriages and offspring
Spanishlegítimo
Catalanlegítim
Adverbslegitimatelyin a lawfully recognized / recognized manner
English > legitimate: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningBased on known statements or events or conditions.
Synonymlogical
BroadervalidWell grounded in logic / logic or truth or having legal force
Spanishconsecuente, lógico
Catalanconseqüent, lògic
English > legitimate: 7 senses > adjective 3
MeaningIn accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles.
Example"legitimate advertising practices"
Broaderestablished, constitutedBrought about or set up or accepted
English > legitimate: 7 senses > adjective 4
Meaningauthorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law.
Example"a legitimate government"
Synonymslawful, licit
BroaderlegalEstablished by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
Spanishlegal, legítimo, lícito
Catalanlegal, legítim, lícit
Adverbslegitimatelyin a manner acceptable to common custom / custom
English > legitimate: 7 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningmake legal.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymslegalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimatize, legitimatise
Narrowermonetize, monetiseGive legal value to or establish as the legal tender of a country
Broaderpermit, allow, let, countenanceconsent to, give permission
Oppositeoutlaw, criminalize, criminalise, illegalize, illegalisedeclare illegal
Spanishdespenalizar, legalizar, legitimar
Catalandespenalitzar, legalitzar, legitimar
Nounslegitimacylawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law
legitimationthe act of making lawful / lawful
English > legitimate: 7 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningshow / show or affirm to be just and legitimate.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderjustify, vindicateshow to be right by providing justification or proof
Nounslegitimationthe act of making lawful / lawful
English > legitimate: 7 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone).
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Nounslegitimationthe act of rendering a person legitimate

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