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legitimize

verb [T] uk ( UK usually legitimise)   /ləˈdʒɪt.ɪ.maɪz/ us    /-ˈdʒɪt̬-/ ( US also legitimate) formal
to make something legal or acceptable: The government fears that talking to terrorists might legitimize their violent actions.
Translations of “legitimize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使…合法, 使…合理…
in Chinese (Simplified) 合法化, 合理化…
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