legitimatize legitimatize


  • (v) make legal


  1. But anthropocentric arguments legitimatize the notion that species must justify their right to exist by proving their utility to man.
  2. The ministry could do nothing better than legitimatize it.
  3. He married her, he explained, not because he thought it was his social duty but because he wanted to legitimatize his son to succeed to the Russell earldom.


  1. "Dialogue can never be the substitute for action. Both sides must cease presenting their world view in a certain way so as to legitimatize certain politics," Abdullah said. "I call upon the leaders of the West to reflect deeply on what they...
    on Jun 20, 2006 By: Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Source: Bangkok Post

  2. "It's impossible to integrate those who almost legitimatize and don't see as immoral theft and those who don't work because the women should do it," Fini said in an interview with Corriere della Sera newspaper on Nov. 4.
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Gianfranco Fini Source: Bloomberg

  3. Kucinich said his approach is "vastly different from the dead-end, neo-conservative 'Peace through Strength' doctrine that attempts to legitimatize unilateralism, first-strike, and preemption. I want President Assad to know that there are many in...
    on Sep 1, 2007 By: Dennis Kucinich Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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