Synonyms of legitimize in English:

legitimize


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verb

1‘the formal recognition of a union legitimizes workers' resistance to intimidation’

SYNONYMS
validate, legitimate, permit, warrant, authorize, sanction, license, give the stamp of approval to, condone, justify, vindicate, endorse, approve, support, sustain
legalize, pronounce lawful, declare legal, decriminalize, normalize
ANTONYMS

outlaw