Meaning of “validate” in the English Dictionary

"validate" in British English

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validateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈvæl.ɪ.deɪt/ us /ˈvæl.ə.deɪt/
noun [ U ] uk /ˌvæl.ɪˈdeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌvæl.əˈdeɪ.ʃən/

Parking is free with validation of your ticket by one of the outlets in the mall.
He saw this result as a validation of his theory.

(Definition of “validate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"validate" in American English

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validateverb [ T ]

us /ˈvæl·ɪˌdeɪt/

to make something officially acceptable or approved:

A signature is one of the ways you validate checks and contracts.
noun [ U ] /ˌvæl·ɪˈdeɪ·ʃən/

External validation of the teachers' assessments is recommended.

(Definition of “validate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"validate" in Business English

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validateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈvælɪdeɪt/ us

to check that something is officially true and acceptable, especially in order to approve it:

The test results have been validated by independent experts.

LAW to make something legally acceptable:

validate an agreement/a contract
noun [ U ]

the validation of the data

(Definition of “validate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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