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legitimize

verb [T] ( UK also legitimise)
 
 
/ləˈdʒɪtɪmaɪz/
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.
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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