from The Century Dictionary.
- To render illegitimate; illegitimate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To render illegitimate; to bastardize.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To render
illegitimate; to bastardize.
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Just because you did not have an emotional reaction to the film, don't try to illegitimatize someone else's reaction.
… Remember our Red scares and our Catholic scares, when all well-informed people knew that the O.G.P.U. were hiding out in Oskaloosa, and the Republicans campaigning against Al Smith told the Carolina mountaineers that if Al won the Pope would illegitimatize their children?
What men as a class have done is to illegitimatize women’s feelings as a class as they grant primacy to the authority granted to “objectivity”.