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  • v. Alternative form of legitimize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make legal


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  • Mdladlana not to "legitimise" the April 1 pact by signing it.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • While the full integration of Nepad into the AU would "legitimise" the former, and promote awareness of the programme, there are still challenges ahead.

    IOL: News

  • The problem with consultation is that it is being used to simply 'legitimise' decisions already taken.

    The Guardian World News

  • But the unvarnished truth is that the power (including veto power) that comes with permanent membership has more often been invoked to 'legitimise' unilateral actions (such as the US war on Iraq), cover for friends (as China did for genocidal Sudan or the US did for Israel) or strike deals.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • This is the first time aggregators have been included in the NLA's licensing regime - the agency makes clear its aim is to "legitimise" the monitoring industry.

    Blogposts |

  • Even if it can be said to remove some attention from amateur blogging commentators such as yours truly, they add an extra dimension to the debate and help "legitimise" the process as a form of journalism.

    TD Blog

  • Ortega could end up with a mandate that would not only legitimise his victory but allow him to make constitutional changes allowing perpetual re-election.

    Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega expected to win third term

  • She remembers how he talked about Rousseau and about his desire to write the story of his life, as though that might legitimise the pain life had caused him.

    Rachel Cusk | Portraits

  • My research indicates that I can't adopt someone over 18 – how can we legitimise the connection between the three generations?

    Problem solved

  • He said: "The point is that the British government has just about finalised its position on private security, this will legitimise companies working with the government."

    Private security firms paid £29m last year for contracts in Afghanistan


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