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Meaning of “validate” in the English Dictionary

"validate" in British English

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validateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈvæl.ɪ.deɪt/
to make something ​officiallyacceptable or ​approved, ​especially after ​examining it: The ​data is validated ​automatically by the ​computer after it has been ​entered.UK It is a one-year ​course validated by London's City University. to ​prove that something is ​correct: He ​feels that today's ​economicproblems validate his ​opposition to the ​policy.
validation
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌvæl.ɪˈdeɪ.ʃən/
Parking is ​free with validation of ​yourticket 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 ​officiallyacceptable or ​approved: A ​signature is one of the ​ways you validate ​checks and ​contracts.
validation
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   us   /ˈvælɪdeɪt/
to ​check that something is ​officiallytrue and acceptable, especially in ​order to ​approve it: The ​testresults have been validated by ​independentexperts.
LAW to make something ​legally acceptable: validate an ​agreement/a ​contract
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validation
noun [U]
the validation of the ​data
(Definition of validate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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