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validate

verb [T] uk   /ˈvæl.ɪ.deɪt/ us  
to make something officially acceptable or approved, especially after examining it: It is a one-year course validated by London's City University. The data is validated automatically by the computer after it has been entered.
validation
noun [U] uk   /ˌvæl.ɪˈdeɪ.ʃən/ us  
External validation of the teachers' assessments is recommended.
(Definition of validate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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