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synonyms for legitimized

  • codify
  • constitute
  • decriminalize
  • legislate
  • regulate
  • approve
  • authorize
  • decree
  • enact
  • formulate
  • launder
  • legitimate
  • legitimatize
  • license
  • ordain
  • permit
  • sanction
  • clean up
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antonyms for legitimized

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  • disorganize
  • deny
  • disallow
  • disapprove
  • prevent
  • refuse
  • reject
  • veto
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How to use legitimized in a sentence

These children could be legitimized by their father's acknowledgment before witnesses, and were often adopted.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 3, PART 1, SLICE 1VARIOUS
She lived with him from December 1592 onwards, and bore him several children, who were recognized and legitimized by him.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 7VARIOUS
At the same time the old shamanism was legitimized under a Buddhist reinterpretation.
A HISTORY OF CHINA., [3D ED. REV. AND ENL.]WOLFRAM EBERHARD
Later, his father and mother married, so he was legally legitimized.
THE LUMINOUS FACECAROLYN WELLS
It is condoned in law—one might almost say legitimized, provided it be not found out.
IFUGAO LAWR. F. BURTON
As Miss Charlotte rather boldly said, he has legitimized the beating by marrying the woman.
THE DIARY OF A SAINTARLO BATES
Children of concubines, however, may be legitimized, in case there are no lawful descendants.
ORIENTAL WOMENEDWARD BAGBY POLLARD
So the child that was presently born to Lady Rose could not be legitimized.
LADY ROSE'S DAUGHTERMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
You are legitimized by love, your sister is legitimate by law.
A WOMAN OF THE WORLDELLA WHEELER WILCOX
He cannot be legitimized even on the subsequent marriage of his parents.
WOMEN'S WILD OATSC. GASQUOINE HARTLEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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