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English definition of “legitimize”
legitimize (UK also legitimise)
/ləˈdʒɪtɪmaɪz/ verb [T]
› to make something that is not fair or honest seem acceptable: He called efforts to legitimize medical marijuana "despicable".
› LAW to make something operate in a way that is legal: Many registered companies maintain that the licensing process is the only way to legitimize the industry.