validate

UK [ˈvælɪdeɪt] / US [ˈvælɪˌdeɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "validate":
present tense I/you/we/they validate he/she/it validates present participle validating past tense validated past participle validated formal
1) to officially prove that something is true or correct

The evidence does seem to validate his claim.

2) to officially state that something is of a suitable standard

All courses are validated by the University of Wales.

3) to make a document legally valid

Derived word:
validation
UK [ˌvælɪˈdeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun countable/uncountable
Word forms "validation":
singular validation plural validations

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • validate — val·i·date / va lə ˌdāt/ vt dat·ed, dat·ing 1 a: to make valid b: to grant official sanction to by marking 2: to confirm the validity of (an election) val·i·da·tion /ˌva lə dā shən/ n …   Law dictionary

  • validate — val‧i‧date [ˈvældeɪt] verb [transitive] formal to prove that something is true, correct, or acceptable: • The federal court overturned court rulings validating the company s patent. • Our data is validated to ensure reliability. validation noun …   Financial and business terms

  • Validate — Val i*date, v. t. [See {Valid}.] To confirm; to render valid; to give legal force to. [1913 Webster] The chamber of deputies . . . refusing to validate at once the election of an official candidate. London Spectator. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • validate — (v.) 1640s, from L. validatus, from validus (see VALID (Cf. valid)). Related: Validated; validating …   Etymology dictionary

  • validate — *confirm, authenticate, substantiate, verify, corroborate Analogous words: *certify, attest, witness, vouch Antonyms: invalidate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • validate — [v] ascertain the truth, authenticity of something approve, authenticate, authorize, bear out, certify, confirm, constitute, corroborate, endorse, give stamp of approval*, give the go ahead*, give the green light*, give the nod*, John Hancock*,… …   New thesaurus

  • validate — ► VERB 1) check or prove the validity of. 2) make or declare legally valid. DERIVATIVES validation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • validate — [val′ə dāt΄] vt. validated, validating [< ML validatus, pp. of validare < L validus: see VALID] 1. to make binding under the law; give legal force to; declare legally valid 2. to prove to be valid; confirm the validity of; verify SYN.… …   English World dictionary

  • validate — [[t]væ̱lɪdeɪt[/t]] validates, validating, validated 1) VERB To validate something such as a claim or statement means to prove or confirm that it is true or correct. [FORMAL] [V n] This discovery seems to validate the claims of popular astrology.… …   English dictionary

  • validate — transitive verb ( dated; dating) Date: 1648 1. a. to make legally valid ; ratify b. to grant official sanction to by marking < validated her passport > c. to confirm the validity of (an election); also to declare (a person) elected 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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