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VALIDATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does validate mean? 

VALIDATE (verb)
  The verb VALIDATE has 4 senses:

1. declare or make legally valid
2. prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something
3. give evidence for
4. make valid or confirm the validity of

  Familiarity information: VALIDATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VALIDATE (verb)


Sense 1validate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Declare or make legally valid

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

validate; formalise; formalize

Hypernyms (to "validate" is one way to...):

authorise; authorize; clear; pass (grant authorization or clearance for)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "validate"):

ratify; sign (approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation)

co-sign; cosign (sign jointly)

probate (establish the legal validity of (wills and other documents))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Antonym:

invalidate (declare invalid)


Sense 2validate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "validate" is one way to...):

affirm; confirm; corroborate; substantiate; support; sustain (establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Antonym:

invalidate (show to be invalid)


Sense 3validate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give evidence for

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

corroborate; validate

Hypernyms (to "validate" is one way to...):

confirm; reassert (strengthen or make more firm)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "validate"):

circumstantiate (give circumstantial evidence for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4validate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make valid or confirm the validity of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

validate a ticket

Hypernyms (to "validate" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Antonym:

invalidate (take away the legal force of or render ineffective)


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