"legitimate" in the verb sense
1. legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatise
"Marijuana should be legalized"
show or affirm to be just and legitimate
make (an illegitimate child) legitimate declare the legitimacy of (someone
"They legitimized their natural child"
"legitimate" in the adjective sense
of marriages and offspring recognized as lawful
2. legitimate, logical
based on known statements or events or conditions
"rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year"
in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles
"legitimate advertising practices"
4. lawful, legitimate, licit
authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
"a legitimate government"
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