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    • 1. make legitimate; justify or make lawful: "the regime was not legitimated by popular support"
  2. adjective. based on known statements or events or conditions. synonyms: logical. valid. well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force. adjective. authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law. “a legitimate government”. synonyms: lawful, licit.

  3. 1. a. Being in compliance with the law; lawful: a legitimate business. b. Being in accordance with established or accepted rules and standards: legitimate advertising practices. c. Valid or justifiable: a legitimate complaint. d. Based on logical reasoning: a legitimate deduction. 2. Born of legally married parents: legitimate offspring. 3.

  4. adj. according to law; lawful: the property's legitimate owner. following established rules, principles, or standards. born of legally married parents: legitimate children. valid; logical: a legitimate conclusion. justified; genuine; reasonable: had a legitimate complaint. v. [ ~ + object]

  5. 5 days ago · legitimate in American English 1. according to law; lawful the property's legitimate owner. 2. in accordance with established rules, principles, or standards. 3. born in wedlock or of legally married parents legitimate children. 4. in accordance with the laws of reasoning; logically inferable; ...

  6. legitimate. adjective. /lɪˈdʒɪtɪmət/. /lɪˈdʒɪtɪmət/. for which there is a fair and acceptable reason synonym valid, justifiable. a legitimate grievance. It seemed a perfectly legitimate question. Politicians are legitimate targets for satire. Extra Examples.

  7. legitimate. From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Related topics: Children le‧git‧i‧mate1 /ləˈdʒɪtəmət/ adjective 1 fair or reasonable That’s a perfectly legitimate question. Most scientists believe it is legitimate to use animals in medical research. 2 acceptable or allowed by law Their business operations are perfectly ...

  8. LEGITIMATE meaning: 1. allowed by law: 2. A legitimate complaint or fear can be understood or believed: . Learn more.

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