Meaning of validate

val•i•date

Pronunciation: (val'i-dāt"), [key]
— -dat•ed, -dat•ing.
  1. to make valid; substantiate; confirm: Time validated our suspicions.
  2. to give legal force to; legalize.
  3. to give official sanction, confirmation, or approval to, as elected officials, election procedures, documents, etc.: to validate a passport.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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