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validate

val·i·date

validate

 
pronunciation:
vae lih deIt
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: validated, validates, validating
definition 1: to prove valid or acceptable; verify.
She validated the reports with direct evidence.He cited studies to validate his theory.
synonyms:
authenticate, confirm, establish, substantiate, verify
antonyms:
disprove, invalidate, negate
similar words:
back, certify, circumstantiate, corroborate, fortify, legitimize, prove, support, sustain, vindicate
definition 2: to make valid by legal means.
Your signatures are needed to validate the contract.
synonyms:
confirm, ratify
antonyms:
quash, revoke, void
similar words:
authorize, certify, formalize, legalize, license, sanction
derivation: validation (n.)
Word Parts
The word validate contains the following parts:
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).