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valid

val·id

valid

 
 
pronunciation:
vae lihd
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: equitable; just.
The judge's ruling was valid.
synonyms:
equitable, fair, just
antonyms:
unfair
similar words:
appropriate, apt, fitting, honest, impartial, legitimate, meet, objective, proper, unbiased
definition 2: based on truth, fact, or logic.
Based on this evidence, that's a valid conclusion.You've presented a valid argument, so I may reconsider my decision.
synonyms:
right, sound, well-founded, well-grounded
antonyms:
baseless, invalid, specious
similar words:
accurate, concrete, correct, factual, good, legitimate, logical, realistic, solid, veracious
definition 3: legally or officially authorized.
This license has expired and is no longer valid.
synonyms:
authorized, legal, legitimate, official, validated
antonyms:
invalid
similar words:
canonical, certified, lawful, licensed, licit, rightful, sanctioned
definition 4: effective.
We must find valid methods for reducing world hunger.
synonyms:
effective, effectual, efficacious
antonyms:
inoperative, invalid
similar words:
advantageous, efficient, fruitful, productive
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derivations: validly (adv.), validness (n.)
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