from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To approve, especially to confirm officially.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to confirm, ratify or approve, especially officially or legally

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To approve; to allow; to confirm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To approve; allow; establish; ratify.


Medieval Latin homologāre, homologāt-, from Greek homologein, to agree, from homologos, agreeing; see homologous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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